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#1577731 1962 Hawks And Leafs...

Posted by blkhwks918 on 02 February 2016 - 12:13 PM

...look for a contact lens. That was the caption of this photo. From the Facebook group History In Pictures.
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#1571139 Replica Rings, 2013-15

Posted by davebrau on 21 December 2015 - 05:35 PM

Ha yes they would!


I remember getting a replica Bulls ring back in the nineties when i attended a game, that one was pretty cheesy


These arent bad, when i show them to people, they assume i purchased them.


Nice collectibles.  

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#1571127 Replica Rings, 2013-15

Posted by davebrau on 21 December 2015 - 04:11 PM

2013,15 Hawks rings 005 (640x480)
2013,15 Hawks rings 004 (640x480)

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#1564682 Chicago Stadium Under Construction

Posted by blkhwks918 on 15 November 2015 - 06:17 PM


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#1312120 Authentic Jerseys

Posted by Ironhide26 on 10 July 2012 - 08:47 PM

Picked up my latest jersey today from City Sports Lettering.... CANT WAIT to wear this one to start the season at the Training Camp Festival!!! will look great with my new!!

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#1567511 Blackhawks Charter Inbound To Ord 11/29/2015

Posted by Luxornv on 30 November 2015 - 06:55 PM

wouldnt it be cool if they could lure al secord from american airlines to fly it?

i love watching the big planes land and take off, but i dont think i know of anyone that does it as a hobby.

what would be your most interesting moment while spotting planes?

thanks for the picture, by the way...


I remember reading somewhere that Al Secord is a pilot for AAL. This is a charter company, Swift Air, so no affiliation to either AAL or UAL. Wouldn't be a stretch to get him over there if he's still flying, but that probably won't happen.


TlDr of my favorite spotting moments: when I saw an Air New Zealand 777, and Air Force One. Details below.


As for my most interesting moments plane spotting, I have two. One was when there was an Air New Zealand plane coming into ORD. It was another sports charter, carrying the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team plus fans for an exhibition match at Soldier Field. ANZ does not fly into ORD, so this would likely be the only time that plane came in. A lot of spotters came out that day to see it. Fifteen minutes prior to arrival, the airport reversed the flow, so they were landing on the other side of the airport. It was a scramble to the other side, much like the scene from Twister where they got a sudden call and scramble out of the diner. We were able to make it in time, and we saw the only ANZ plane ever to land at ORD. The other moment is when I spotted Air Force One. Disclaimer, I'm not a fan of Obama, but AF1 is still a prestigious plane to see. I knew the president was coming to Chicago, and would be arriving right around my lunch time. I work near the airport, so it was easy to spot during lunch. Plane spotters do have a few programs to track aircraft coming in, but as you can imagine, the government doesn't want to broadcast the position of Air Force One for security reasons. I had a window for the time they would come in, but nothing exact. I waited at a spot near work for about a half hour on my break waiting, but kept seeing commercial planes coming in. It was getting close to the time for me going back to work, so I started packing up my camera. I use a DSLR, so it's not an easy thing to put together and take apart suddenly. I packed up and was about to leave, and saw all air traffic stopped. I waited because I thought this might signal the impending arrival. I then heard a roar behind me, and I quickly took my camera out and put it back together to get a few pictures. I was happy I was able to get a few good ones and cross it off my list of planes to spot.


If you're around the airport, feel free to pull over to an area out of the way and watch planes. It's always okay on public property as long as it's not a road. If you happen to be around ORD and see people in orange vests with cameras, those are spotters and they'll be happy to help you out. In the US and Canada, it's pretty easy to spot and won't draw suspicion from police or law enforcement.

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#1567411 Blackhawks Charter Inbound To Ord 11/29/2015

Posted by Luxornv on 29 November 2015 - 10:00 PM

Some of you may know one of my other hobbies is plane spotting. I happened to see the Blackhawks' charter flight returning home from the circus trip while at ORD today.



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#1566826 Chicago Stadium Under Construction

Posted by hsbob on 27 November 2015 - 08:41 AM

Gimmie the atmosphere of the old barn any day,the shopping malls and airport terminals they call stadiums theses days don't even rate!




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#1564982 Chicago Stadium Under Construction

Posted by BrunoG on 16 November 2015 - 08:23 PM

fortunately i had the opportunity to visit the stadium in 93, down from Montreal , as soon as i heard that the UC would replace this old  stage !...what a beauty it was..!..i cherish the pictures , the old organ , stands were pristine . the stairs down to the locker room . character that will never be replaced.

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#1564681 Chicago Stadium Under Construction

Posted by blkhwks918 on 15 November 2015 - 06:13 PM

Great group on Facebook, and a separate website called Forgotten Chicago. These photos from the Chicago History Museum were posted on the Facebook group:



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#1550493 Authentic Jerseys

Posted by BlackhawkPaul on 09 July 2015 - 04:27 PM

then why not say what you said here... "no it's not authentic".  


as for my post that you had to search another thread for (really? lol), that was a joke.  Your's was not a joke, it was an insult.


The green jerseys... I like them, I think they look kinda cool.  As I said, some people would say they are hideous, everyone has their own opinion.

Because the jersey looks like elephant poop?


For $50 more you can get a lettered/numbered replica that's the real deal. 
There are deals on authentics when Reebok changes styles. I found some a couple years back for $150 blank at Total Hockey, then got them lettered and numbered at a place that sends them out to Triple Threat. 


I don't care what you wear, but if you're 2/3 of the way there, pony up and get the real thing. 
To each their own. 

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#1510342 Authentic Jerseys

Posted by JohnE on 12 March 2015 - 11:03 PM

Thanks for the reasoned logical response...I would love to hold one of mine up next to an authentic to see the buddy just picked me up a retro Toews and sent it to me. Admittedly I am not that into jerseys but it looks right to me. They even make all the tickets and cards they hang off the sleeves...
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#1509932 Authentic Jerseys

Posted by vadarx on 11 March 2015 - 05:10 PM

Someone please enlighten me as to just why a jersey must be authentic? Dumping $320 on a sweater makes you a better/more knowledgeable/cooler fan? Is it just a cachet to have an authentic? About he only time I have interest in one is when they stage an auction for a special jersey or warm up and the money goes to a decent charity.

I just dont get it...I have multiple "fakes" and they all still wear the same, look the same and smell the same...most bought at bazaars or sporting goods stores in Asia or the Middle East when I was there on business.

Would love to hold one up to an authentic and have someone point out the differences...

there a few ways to answer this post, honestly. imo, if you don't wanna spend the coin on an authentic, then do as you please. i can understand why someone wouldn't want to spend that much on a hockey jersey. personally, i want to have what the players wear, or as close to it as possible. does that make me a better or cooler fan? nope. just personal preference is all.

as far as how a fake looks and wears, well they are not the same. they do not fit the same and most definitely do not look the same. once you see an authentic next to a fake from china the differences are glaring. the crest and tomahawks stand out like a sore thumb, in particular.

i think the main thing that drives the authentic vs fake conversation is availability. there are tons more fakes available than authentics. for the casual fan that wants an authentic it takes a little looking to find one. they are not hard to find once you know where to look, but considering how many places advertise their jerseys as authentic and they really are not, it can make it difficult. i think that also drives those who hate the fake jersey nuts; all of these places saying they sell "authentic" jerseys and they really just trying to rip you off by selling you something that isn't even close to the real deal...
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#1174228 Authentic Jerseys

Posted by HawkeyLife07 on 04 March 2011 - 06:55 AM

Man those black jerseys were sexy.
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#1144217 Authentic Jerseys

Posted by arnold_snarb on 28 October 2010 - 08:08 AM

I just walked over to the Blackhawks store in the loop yesterday and picked up an authentic Keith jersey, the old black alternate that isn't being made anymore. Grabbed the last one left in my size. Man, it's beautiful. I wore it while watching us beat the Kings in stunning HD last night. Life is good!
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#1569163 Merry Christmas.... 1941 Style

Posted by blkhwks918 on 09 December 2015 - 08:37 PM

Found on Facebook group Forgotten Chicago...goalie Sam Lopresti stopped 80 of 83 shots in a 3-2 loss to Boston in 1943, I believe...
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