Jerseys worn by members of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team during the Winter Olympics in South Korea are on the auction block with proceeds going to the USA Hockey Foundation.
Fifty game-worn and game-issued white and royal blue jerseys are up for grabs in all.
Each jersey was bar-coded before the tournament. They were collected after each game by Team USA’s equipment staff. Each has been security-tagged with an individually serial-numbered USA Hockey-MeiGray Authentication Program inventory tag.
Players wore the set of white jerseys in two games, the set of navy jerseys in two games, and the set of royal blue jerseys in one game. The navy jerseys were given to the players.
The white jerseys were worn in a 4-0 loss to the Olympic Athletes from Russia on February 17 and a 3-2 quarterfinal shootout loss to the Czech Republic four days later. The royal blue jerseys were donned in a 3-2 overtime loss to Slovenia on February 14.
All have a “JJ” Jim Johannson memorial heat-pressed decal inside the jersey, along with a PyeongChang 2018 Olympic patch sewn to the outside back hem.
The jerseys have microchips sewn into the back. Working in conjunction with off-ice cameras, they collected and delivered data on speed, acceleration, stopping, distance traveled, shift lengths and ice time.
The minimum bid for each jersey is $250 with bidding open from now through May 16 at MeiGrayAuctions.com.