THE INAUGURAL

This is where it all began - with the only set of NHL game worn jerseys ever manufactured by Bauer.  They were only worn for one year in this style, adding both to their rarity and charm.  They featured a unique shoulder patch with the '98 sewn into the arena logo (only found on gamers and on-ice authentics) and - in addition to the next few years of jerseys had quirky, non-standard customizations that were often all over the charts.  If you get your hands on one, it's a good idea to keep it.  They don't turn up very often any more.

Materials and Details

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Detailed view of crest (home)

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Kiss-Cut Tackle Twill Back Numbers (Away)

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Detailed View of Collar and Shoulders

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Air knit/Jersey Material Nameplate w/

sewn on Twill Lettering

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Kiss-Cut Tackle Twill Sleeve Numbers

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Materials at the bottom hem (White)

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Some early 'A' Patches had looser stitching than other patches, due to players' shifting roles

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Closeup View of the Kiss-Cut Style

(Note the Imperfect Outer Layer Alignment)

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Details of Elbow Reinforcement

Jerseys Owned in this Gen

Tom Fitzgerald 1998-1999

White Set Unconfirmed (Traded)

Darren Turcotte 1998-1999

White Set 2 w/A (Sold)

Jan Vopat 1998-1999

Navy Set Unknown (Traded)

Cliff Ronning 1998-1999

Navy (Set Unconfirmed)

1998-1999

Home

Customization Specs

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Back Number Height

12 3/8"

Sleeve Number Height

4"

Nameplate Height

4 1/4" (Letters 3 1/2")

Tagging, Patches & Branding

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NHL Hem Branding

(Home Pictured)

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Manufacturer Branding (Home Pictured)

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"98" Patches

(Inaugural Year Only)

Away

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Back Number Height

12 1/4"

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Sleeve Number Height

4"

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Nameplate Height

4 1/4" (Letters 3 3/8")

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Manufacturer Branding & Sizing Inside Collar

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"A" Assistant Capt. Patch

4" Height

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"C" Captain's Patch

4" Height

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