On Sunday, December 28, 2008 the Washington Capitals retired Mike Gartner’s number 11. Prior to the ceremony, all of the current Capitals wore special white throwback jerseys during warmups. Each jersey had the number 11 along with the current player’s name. The jerseys were then signed by the player and Gartner, and were auctioned off with the proceeds going to the charity of Gartner’s choice.
Offered here is a white CCM throwback jersey game issued to ALEXANDER SEMIN on this special occasion (the Capitals wore white since that was the home color when Gartner was with the team). The jersey has the number “11” on both sleeves and back as well as “SEMIN” on back. It has been signed on the back numbers by both Alexander Semin and Mike Gartner (signatures average “7-8”). The jersey is accompanied by a letter from the Washington Capitals and was originally sold by the team.
The team, in their generic letter, called this jersey game used but Semin was injured at the time so we believe this jersey is properly considered game issued.