Team: Team USA
Style: Blue Jersey
Tagging: Nike tag, size fly tag, and care tag in neck, Nike barcode screened in hem
Patches: 1996 World Cup of Hockey
Acquired From: Classic Auctions 11/2010; NHLPA letter
Description: From Classic Auctions: Team USA wore these blue Nike uniforms during one of the two exhibition matches against Canada in August 1996 and then again during the tournament on September 3 against Slovakia. USA easily handled the Slovaks with a final score of 9-3. The jersey is tagged in the collar by Nike with its inventory bar code heat-pressed into the inner lower hem. All numbers, lettering and cresting are sewn on and the World Cup of Hockey Patch sits up on the left shoulder.
Mike Richter stole the lion's share of the limelight during the 1996 World Cup of Hockey but Guy Hebert was the goaltender of record on September 3rd against Slovakia. Guy played in net for all 60 minutes of the match and let in three for the 9-3 Team USA win. His number "31" uniform is tagged in the neck in size 58 and displays very light wear with a couple of material pulls.
The jersey is photo matched to the puck mark on the sleeve number 3.