Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
PLAYER: Bryan Trottier
YEAR: 1990-91 (first set)
FABRIC: Ultrafil knit
NOTES: Crest, numbering, and lettering are all sewn-on. Number (19) written in black sharpie on collar tag. Size (50) also written on collar tag in faded ballpoint pen. "41st NHL All-Star Game" patch sewn on left shoulder. CCM logo and NHL shield embroidered on rear hem. Wear consists of nice stick marks throughout, a few board burns and board paint transfers, pilling inside both elbows, and an unrepaired hole on the left arm. Photo-matched.
The Penguins wore the All-Star patch during the 1989-90 season and had ordered a new set of home and road jerseys for the playoffs. However, the shirts went unused after the team narrowly missed the playoffs that year.
The Pens then began the 1990-91 season wearing those left-over shirts with the All-Star patch. After the Pens wore the shirts throughout the preseason and early portion of the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks filed a formal complaint with the league, since they were hosting the 42nd NHL All-Star game that was to take place that year. The league sided with the Blackhawks, and the Pens were forced to switch to a new set of jerseys without the patch.
This jersey is part of that left-over 1989-90 set that was worn during the early part of the 1990-91 season. This was Trottier's very first Penguins jersey, worn to begin a season that would end with the franchise's very first Stanley Cup Championship.
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