Let's keep the game worn train going. I got my GWA haul today. First, a pair of the some of the sharpest NCAA jerseys you'll ever find. A 2001-02 home and 2002-03 road UMaine Black Bears set.
Both have very solid wear with the Greyeyes having a great repair on the front of the stomach. The highlight here though is obviously the beautiful Shawn Walsh shamrock memorial patch on the Cameron Lyall jersey. Shawn, who had brought the Bears to two National Championships in 1993 (42-1-2!) and 1999, died of a rare form of kidney cancer before the season started in 2001.
Then, one of those magical finds that show up only once in a very long time........a 1988 Spengler Cup USA Selects jersey!
This was the one and only time that an American team had won the Spengler Cup. Ron Wilson....yes, that Ron Wilson...captained the team to the gold medal game where they absolutely thrashed Team Canada 8-1.
Ever since I saw this listed, I've been trying to find out who wore #15 in that tournament but it's very difficult to find accurate roster records and I don't even know for sure if the team used nameplates. Interestingly enough, the year later, Team USA wore a very similar jersey to this BUT with one noticeable difference: a Spengler Cup patch was on the right breast. The above picture clearly shows no patch on the chest so surely this was worn with a gold medal hanging around the neck. Cross another of the USA oddities off my list!