2002-03 Nashville Predators Game Worn Jerseys

This was the team's 5th season in the league and to commemorate, they wore a very nice 5th anniversary patch. The team wore 3 sets of home and road jerseys and additionally 2 sets of alternate for a total of 8 sets.

Please view the 1998-99 season for specific information on customization for standard home and road jerseys and the 2001-02 season for customization information for the mustard alternate.

Scottie Upshall

Preseason Home Set 1

Scottie wore this very unique number 61 jersey during his first preseason with the Predators. For seeing very limited action the jersey does have a few good marks on the sleeves as well as nice slash marks on the back.

Vladimir Orszagh

Home Set 1

This home jersey from the lone Slovak in my collection has great wear and is littered with marks up and down. Not many repairs but the marks are countless. Note the placement of the 5th patch on this one.

Mark Eaton

Alternate Set 1

Mark was the first NHL player to be born in Deleware and he was undrafted on top of that! His alternate jersey has overall light wear but a very cool custom hem. Both sides of the jersey were taken and sewn in to make it less wide. It is a size 58 so it is pretty long but it is much less wide than they normally would be.

Scott Walker

Home Set 2

Scott wore this jersey during the time he was the team's honorary captain while Greg Johnson was out with injuries. The jersey has good marks on the front and sleeves as well as a custom shortened fight strap. For the second set home jerseys, they put the placement of the 5th patch the same as the road jerseys.

Vitali Yachmenev

Alternate Set 2

This alternate jersey from Vitali has lighter wear with a few stick marks, some board paint and pulls across the front.

Set Details

All sets of jerseys were released through MeiGray and feature the standard MeiGray tag on the lower inside hem in addition to a Cutting Edge Sports tag.

Home Set 1: Start of Preseason – December 17, 2002

Road Set 1: Start of Preseason – December 23, 2002

Third Set 1: October 26, 2002 – January 1, 2003

Home Set 2: December 18, 2002 – March 6, 2003

Road Set 2: January 6, 2003 – March 7, 2003

Third Set 2: January 23, 2003 – March 25, 2003

Home Set 3: March 10, 2003 – April 1, 2003

Road Set 3: March 12, 2003 – April 6, 2003

5th Anniversary Patch

The Predators wore their 5th anniversary patch for the entire 2002-03 season. This is by far the hardest patch to find an authentic of. I do not think they were ever released. Replicas are available online but they are much smaller and do not have the same detail. I have just one in my collection which I acquired through a liquidation auction from the former Predators customizer. Other than that, I have never seen any others.

Game ONe Patch

The authentic patch measures just a fraction under 7" wide from the top edge of the red banner (its widest point) and 3 3/4" top to bottom. Also take note the '8' in 1998 is offset above the 199.