Today in TXHT Jersey Share we take a look at this very special jersey that was worn by Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine when they defeated the New York Rangers in double overtime in Madison Square Garden.
So the story behind this one is awesome. I had received the first ever bonus in my life and it was enough to get a game worn jersey from Meigray. I knew I wanted a John Erskine jersey and they were three available. Both the home and road regular season jerseys, and by luck the road jersey worn in Game 4 against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden that the Capitals won in double overtime. Well with three solid options I didn’t know which one to go with so I went to Twitter and asked the man himself and let John Erskine decide which jersey I should get.
Erskine made it known that it was an obvious choice. The Playoff jersey! It was a no brainer. So I ordered the jersey and I brought it to a Capitals practice and presented it to Erskine to sign and the exchange about it was hilarious, but awesome.
Me – Hey Ersk, can you sign this please?
Erskine – Is this the one I said to get on Twitter?
Me – Yes sir. *proud smile on my face*
Erskine – *signs the jersey* Cool.
Damn right it was cool.
Also a cool little tidbit here:
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