The Cutting Edge (History & Tag Guide)

If you've collected jerseys from the Nashville Predators early years, especially from seasons between 1999 to 2008, it's very likely you've seen tagging from the Preds' first and long-time customizer, The Cutting Edge (TCE), either on its own or alongside Meigray Game Worn Authentication tagging.  These tags (and in rare instances, sublimated labels) are often extremely helpful in placing a jersey into a set when other tagging and/or a Certificate of Authenticity is not present, but unfortunately, as consistent as the work by TCE was, their decisions to label their customized sets varied from season to season, and even set to set.

TCE customized jerseys for the Nashville Predators through 2015, but stopped labeling their sets altogether by the end of the 2007-2008 season.  Here, we'll help you identify whether or not YOUR jersey should or should not have a Cutting Edge tag - keeping in mind, that with as haphazardly as TCE applied tags, there are some general exceptions that can be made even if the information here indicates otherwise.  With that said, here is the MOST THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED INFORMATION we have on these tags at this time:

1998-1999:

**No TCE Tagging***

1999-2000:

Sets 1 & 2 (Home and Away)

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White Set 1

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Navy Set 1

NO

PICTURE

White Set 2

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Navy Set 2

2000-2001  &  2001-2002:

**No TCE Tagging**

The Cutting Edge Tagging can be seen on jerseys through the 2007-2008 Season

2002-2003:

ALL Sets (White Set 2 Unconfirmed)

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White PreSeason

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Navy PreSeason

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White Set 1

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Navy Set 1

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Third Set 1

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Navy Set 2

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Third Set 2

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Navy Set 3

NO

PICTURE

White Set 3 (& 2?)

2003-2004:

ALL Sets EXCEPT Third Set 1 (Away Preseason & Set 1 Unconfirmed)

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Navy PreSeason

NO

PICTURE

White PreSeason

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Navy Set 1

NO

PICTURE

White Set 1

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Navy Set 2

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White Set 2

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Third Set 2

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Navy Set 3

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White Set 3

2005-2006:

ALL Sets (Set 1 Begins in Preseason)

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Navy Set 1

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White Set 1

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Third Set 1

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Navy Set 2

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White Set 2

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Third Set 2

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Navy Set 3

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White Set 3

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Katrina Relief

October 5, 2005

2006-2007:

ALL Sets (Set 1 Begins in Preseason)

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Navy Set 1

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White Set 1

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Third Set 1

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Navy Set 2

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White Set 2

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Navy Set 3

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White Set 3

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Garth Brooks Kids

January 6, 2007

2007-2008:

Last year of Tagging (see notes)

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Navy Set 2

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White Set 2

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White Set 3

* 2007-08 is the final and by far the most inconsistent year of tagging.  Sets confirmed to have tags are Navy Set 2, and White Sets 2 and 3Set 3 Home and White Set 1 do not appear to be taggedNavy Set 1 seems to be tagged at random.  It is possible, even likely, that as many players made the switch from 1.0 to 2.0 edge, the 2.0's were left untagged. 

                                                                                           

(07-08 Photos courtesy the Original PredatorsArchives.com)

Have a better photo of one of our blurry tags?  Have information on an unconfirmed set?  Let us know at PredsThreads@gmail.com!

© 2020 by Daniel Rogers  |  PredsThreads@gmail.com

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