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1969 Tim Sheehy Team USA World Championships Game Worn Jersey
Lot #28

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1969 Tim Sheehy Team USA World Championships Game Worn Jersey
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1969 Tim Sheehy Team USA World Championships Game Worn Jersey
Lot #28

This jersey was recently sourced from the private collection of IIHF Hall of Famer, Art Berglund. Berglund was a staple with Team USA hockey for decades and was the recipient of the 1992 Lester Patrick Award.

This blue dureen gamer by O’Shea’s was first worn by Tim Sheehy during the 1969 World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. The jersey was later worn by Tom Funke while skating for the 1973-74 Team USA National Junior squad.

Sheehy was born in International Falls, MN and is considered among the underrated greats of Minnesota hockey. He led his high school squad to three consecutive State Championships and 59 straight wins from 1964-66. Sheehy played his college hockey at Boston College and earned All-American honors twice. He scored 185 points in just 80 games and holds the all-time mark for points per game in Boston College history! Sheehy then starred with the US National Team in 1969, 1971 and 1972. Sheehy was co-Captain of the Silver Medal winning 1972 Olympic Team. Tim was an inaugural member of the WHA’s New England Whalers where he played for parts of 3 seasons before joining the Edmonton Oilers and Birmingham Bulls. Sheehy rejoined the Whalers in 1977-78 before joining the NHL and playing for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers. Sheehy was inducted to the US Hockey Hall of Fame with the class of 1997.

Tom Funke, a native of Duluth, MN was a late round draft choice by the New York Rangers in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. He played for Team USA in the 1970’s before playing his college hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Sewn into the hem of this vintage Team USA gamer is the manufactures tag as well as a frayed size tag. The game wear on this sweater consists of stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired holes and inner pilling. Shown above is a photo of the 1969 US National Team with Sheehy wearing #15 in white, bottom row, third from the left. Half of the squad is pictured in their whites, the other half in their blues, which are a perfect match to this style and marked the first time that these jerseys were worn by Team USA. Another photo depicts the US Junior National Team during the 1974 World Invitational Tournament in Leningrad, USSR. This marked the beginning origins of World Junior Hockey for Team USA and was the final time that they wore these rare jerseys. Previously unknown to the hobby, offered is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a game worn jersey of Team USA Hall of Famer, Tim Sheehy.