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1996 Rob Blake Team Canada World Cup of Hockey Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match NHLPA Letter
Lot #106

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1996 Rob Blake Team Canada World Cup of Hockey Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match NHLPA Letter
Lot #106

This red air-knit gamer by Bauer was worn by Rob Blake during the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. . The Los Angeles Kings selected Blake in the 4th round of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. In an NHL career that spanned 20 seasons, Blake spent 14 of those as a member of the Kings. After playing his award laden college hockey at Bowling Green State University, Blake began his initial 12-year run in LA in 1989-90, playing in 4 games. He soon after became one of the league’s best defenseman and was awarded the Norris Trophy in honor of such for his play in 1997-98. During Rob’s time with the Colorado Avalanche, he won his 1st and only Stanley Cup championship in 2001. His 240 career goals and 777 points are impressive as are his 1679 PIMS. Blake partook in 7 NHL All Star Games and was 4 times a 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star. On the international stage, Blake represented Team Canada in the World Championships, the inaugural 1996 World Cup of Hockey and in 3 different Olympics! In fact, Blake earned the honor of best defenseman at the 1998 Olympics as well as the 1997 World Championships. Blake was deservingly inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the class of 2014.

Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the 1996 World Cup of Hockey patch. The game wear on this size 56 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired burn holes and inner pilling. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Blake wearing this exact jersey during the opening game of the 1996 World Cup against the Russians. On the back player number is a beautiful black sharpie signature in Blake’s own hand. Affixed to the inner hem is the official Nike barcode. A beautiful photo matched offering, worn by this Hall of Famer during the inaugural World Cup of Hockey. This jersey will be accompanied by an NHLPA letter.