May 01, 2012
The fine folks at the store had been telling us for almost a week that they've been pleasantly surprised at the large number of women customers shopping for Flyers accessories, mostly to personally adorn, during the break between the first-round, six-game elimination of Pittsburgh, and the start of the conference semi-final series with New Jersey that continues tonight with game two in South Philly and the Flyers up 1-0.
Sure enough when we stopped by ourselves yesterday afternoon, there were two women trying on different items, excitedly talking about the team's chances to move on and perhaps face the top-seeded New York Rangers in the conference finals.
"Not so fast," reminded the Flyers fan to an inquisitor. "We have to take care of business (beating the Devils) first."
Professional hockey has always been a popular sport among women according to major polling companies, and that includes all age demographics. In Philadelphia, where Flyers loyalty is legendary among generations of families dating back to club's debut in 1967, there's always been a huge turnout of female fans first at the Spectrum and now Wells Fargo Center.
And for this particular group out there on Facebook, if anyone's a Flyers fan near Philly, stop by we'll take good care of you.
Coming Up: Speaking of the Flyers and the Spectrum, know anything about the patch below? You will tomorrow as John Rabik has details about the patch, when and by whom it was worn, in tomorrow's installment of Authentically Speaking.
Speaking of Patches: Many baseball team jersey patches will be on display next Thursday, May 10, at the Pro League Authentics store for the second installment of "Jerseys as Art," PLA's four-part exhibition series this spring/summer.
The presentation features former Mitchell & Ness president and throwback uniform expert Peter Capolino discussing and exhibiting jerseys going back decades to the all-flannel era, and a collector's look and presentation of virtually all of the commemorative jersey patches (original Yankee Stadium 50th anniversary patch worn in 1973 - above) ever worn by the 30 major league clubs.
The event begins at 6:00 pm at our Center City store location (137 S. 13th St - between Walnut/Sansom), with refreshments provided and in-store discounts on all authentic MLB products.
We hope to you see you there, but if you can't make it we plan to tape the event to be available online.
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