Memories of Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty Come to Life With New MSG-Steiner Collectibles
Knicks '70 & '73 Championships Court & Rangers '94 Stanley Cup Nets Among Artifacts from Yesteryear
Game Used Items Including Jerseys, Basketballs and Pucks from Present Knicks and Rangers Stars
New York, NY (October 18, 2010) - The World's Most Famous Arena and the world's leader in sports collectibles are teaming up for a memorable memorabilia partnership. Madison Square Garden and Steiner Sports Collectibles announced today the launch of "MSG-Steiner Collectibles" which will feature rare and unique artifacts, memorabilia and hand-signed items featuring the storied history – past and present – of the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and The Garden. Steiner chairman Brandon Steiner and Scott O'Neil, president of MSG Sports made the announcement.
"We are extremely excited to be working with the most famous arena on the planet, and with Scott O'Neil and his management team," said Steiner. "Artifacts featuring the memories of yesterday and future historic moments will be embraced by fans of the Garden and the teams."
"Madison Square Garden and Steiner Sports are both in the business of creating and celebrating great memories, making this new MSG-Steiner Collectibles partnership the perfect match," said Mr. O'Neil.
"From the jersey Amar'e Stoudemire wears his first game as a Knick to an autographed image of Mark Messier hoisting the Stanley Cup, our passionate Knicks, Rangers and Liberty fans will have the opportunity to own a piece of the past, present and future of our celebrated teams."
Fans of the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty can evoke fond recollections of their favorite MSG moments and players, as well as the newest players and memories-to-come during the 2010-11 campaigns. MSG-Steiner Collectibles will help to keep those memories alive forever through memorabilia pieces available at www.steinersports.com and at a brand new MSG-Steiner Collectibles store at Madison Square Garden.
From Willis Reed limping on to the court to lead the 1969-70 Knicks to the team's first championship to the highly-anticipated debut of Amar'e Stoudemire on this year's team. From Mark Messier hoisting the 1994 Rangers Stanley Cup to Henrik Lundqvist's amazing brilliance in the nets for the Blueshirts, MSG-Steiner Collectibles will have an item for every fan. Artifacts from the iconic Garden court from the 1970 and 1973 Knicks Championships, and nets and plexi-glass from the 1994 Rangers Championship will be among the past highlights.
Game-used product will be the watchwords for the 2010-11 season, with authentic jerseys and sticks worn and used by present stars including the Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire and Danilo Gallinari, and the Rangers Henrik Lundqvist and Brandon Dubinsky available. The MSG-Steiner Collectibles line will also include pucks, basketballs, shorts, skates, helmets, warm-ups, and practice tees.
MSG-Steiner Collectibles is the latest in a series of partnerships which also includes relationships with storied professional sports franchises and venues including the New York Yankees and Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium and the Giants and Jets, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, and the Dallas Cowboys, as well as Notre Dame, Alabama and Syracuse in the college ranks.
About Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden is a fully-integrated sports, entertainment and media business. The company is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Entertainment and MSG Media, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive MSG's overall business, which is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that MSG creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports consists of owning and operating sports franchises, including the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features other sports properties, including the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, track and field and tennis. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes, throughout the country. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in MSG's diverse collection of venues. These venues include Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Chicago Theatre and the Wang Theatre. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from MSG's venues. MSG Media consists of the MSG Networks (MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD) regional sports networks and the Fuse Networks (Fuse and Fuse HD), a national television network dedicated to music. MSG Media is also responsible for managing interactive initiatives across all business segments. More information is available at www.msg.com.
About Steiner Sports
Established in 1987 by founder and CEO Brandon Steiner, Steiner Sports (www.steinersports.com) has been a leader in sports memorabilia and sports marketing for over two decades. Originally focused on procuring athletes for endorsements and speaking engagements, the company has evolved into the world's foremost provider of authenticated, hand-signed and game-used sports collectibles. Steiner Sports enjoys working relationships with many of the top athletes in sports today, and holds partnerships with Madison Square Garden, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Dallas Cowboys, and with Syracuse, Notre Dame and Alabama Universities. Our full line authentic autographed collectibles are the best source for all your gift needs. We have the perfect sports gifts for birthday gifts that make a unique gift for men (groomsman gifts or anniversary gifts). The current best selling autographed memorabilia are items from: Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Eli Manning, Mark Buehrle, Brett Favre, Mark Teixeira and Mariano Rivera. Steiner Sports is located in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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