Marne's Awesome Pittsburgh Finds


Who: Marne, ModCloth Photo Specialist and Pens Enthusiast

What: A vintage Pens jersey (circa 80-92), 1980 World Champions Pirates Scorebook, “Pittsburgh’s New Civic Auditorium” postcard, “Pittsburgh – We Love It!” postcard.

Where: The Penguins jersey was picked up at a Salvation Army Super Store, the post cards and scorebook came from an estate sale.

How Much: Jersey – $5, post cards – $1 each, scorebook – $3

When Do You Use Them? Marne wears her Penguins jersey to every game she attends or watches on TV. Her post cards are on display and she plans on framing them. The post cards also offer up some fun facts! On the back of the “Pittsburgh’s New Civic Auditorium” card, the civic arena is described as hosting “prize fights, circus, ice follies, wrestling…and home of the Pittsburgh Hornets (hockey) and the Pittsburgh Rens (basketball.)” !

Shopping Tip: Marne recommends visualizing what you’re looking for before you go out shopping. If you know you’re looking for a pair of vintage heels, you’re more likely to find them than someone who is shopping aimlessly!

Attention Blog Readers! – We know you guys are the cleverest and most stylish bunch on the web, and we’d love to feature you on future Favorite Find Posts! Please email me ( a picture of you with one of your favorite shopping finds (a piece of furniture, a hard-to-find record, the perfect vintage boots, or any other treasure) and answer the questions: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips. We can’t wait to see all the cool items you guys have discovered!

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  1. Lindsay 01/29/2009 at 12:47 pm #

    I’ll take Marne’s advice – if I visualize a Jack Lambert “One for the Thumb” vintage t-shirt (which I’m fairly sure her boyfriend owns), then I’ll eventually find one.

    Also, if anyone out there does happen to find such a t-shirt…I’d be more than willing to take it off your hands for you 😉

  2. Marne 01/29/2009 at 2:02 pm #

    He does own one… perhaps I’ll borrow it for the Superbowl party.

  3. Joe 01/29/2009 at 3:53 pm #

    My dad had one of those shirts Lindsay. I remember I also met terry Bradshaw that year and got his autograph, and it was at a place practically across the street from the current location of the ModCloth warehouse!!

    Unfortunately, I’m certain that t-shirt died many years ago.

  4. lucie_beluga 02/02/2009 at 4:00 am #

    Marne you are soo cool, I love the jersey (I think it’s more because of my obsession with penguins than for the sake of sports supporting)

  5. Marne 02/02/2009 at 12:33 pm #

    Awww, thanks Lucie!

    My roommate is totally obsessed with Penguins (the animal) too!
    She has quite the stuffed animal collection….


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