Is this the New York Rangers 90th Anniversary Patch?

Image from icethetics.co

Image from icethetics.co

The Rangers are set to celebrate their 90th season in the NHL and there has been much speculation if they will commemorate it with a special patch like they did for their 85th season in 2010-2011.

According to the blog icetheics.co the image above of the 90th anniversary patch (which is being sold on eBay) is a fake.

[su_quote cite=”Icetheics.co” url=”http://www.icethetics.co/blog/2015/8/29/will-the-rangers-wear-a-90th-anniversary-patch”]If you have an eye for typefaces, you’ll notice the fonts in the 90th anniversary patch more closely resemble those on the remade logo. And while the “85” is pretty close between the official design and the remake, the “90” on the patch is completely different. In order to make an embroidered patch, you need to start with vector artwork — a file comprised of scalable shapes rather than unscalable pixels. If you search the web for a vector version of the 85th anniversary logo, you’ll find the SportsLogos.net version fairly easily. If you know how to manipulate vector artwork, replacing the 85 with a 90 is a breeze. I’m absolutely positive that is how the 90th anniversary patch was created. It’s not an official design and it’s based off a remake of a past logo.[/su_quote]

Here is the image of the alternate 85th anniversary logo that was used to create the 90th patch.

85th Anniversary alternate design.

85th Anniversary alternate design.

Great job by icetheics.co! Thanks for the painstaking research.