2018 USA Stars & Stripes Showdown - Jim Johannson Memorial Game-Worn Jersey Auction Ends Thursday, October 4, 2018
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Welcome to USA Hockey-MeiGray Group's Jim Johansson Memorial Hockey Game – 2018 Stars & Stripes Showdown Jersey Auction.

Team Blue topped Team White, 14-9, at The Stars & Stripes Showdown. This benefit hockey game in memory of the late Jim Johannson featured top American-born hockey stars, on August 26, 2018 in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,890 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

Proceeds will benefit both the Jim Johannson Legacy Fund of The USA Hockey Foundation, and the Ellie Johannson College Fund.

Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of USA Hockey, passed away unexpectedly on January 21, 2018 at his home in Colorado Springs. He was 53.

Johannson, born March 10, 1964 in Rochester, Minnesota, had a life-long career in hockey and was one of the most accomplished and respected people in the sport.

Johannson began his career at USA Hockey in 2000 as manager of international activities and U.S. Olympic Committee relations, was promoted to senior director of hockey operations on August 5, 2003, and on June 25, 2007, assumed the position of assistant executive director of hockey operations, where he had oversight of all in-sport related initiatives, including USA Hockey’s efforts in putting teams on the field of play for international competition.

Among the numerous accomplishments during his tenure, the most significant include U.S. teams capturing 64 medals in major international competition, including 34 gold, 19 silver and 11 bronze; the launching and implementation of the highly acclaimed American Development Model; and securing USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, as a home for all U.S. teams to utilize.

On August 26, 2018, these top American-born hockey stars took to the ice wearing these unique “JJ” (Jim Johannson) crested jerseys with each player’s NHL team logo heat-pressed to the right breast. The jerseys feature a sublimated crest with heat-pressed names and numbers.

One set blue and one set of white jerseys were produced and worn in the game. There are 34 game-worn jerseys and two game-issued jerseys. Three game-worn jerseys (Dylan Larkin, Patrick Sieloff & Andrew Copp) were worn and auctioned at the game.

The jerseys are manufactured by SP Apparel. The sets of jerseys were collected after the games by Team USA's equipment staff. Each jersey offered in auction has been security-tagged with an individually serial-numbered USA Hockey-MeiGray Authentication Program inventory tag.

This auction is for the actual blue jersey worn by #18 Drew Stafford.

Stafford is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the New Jersey Devils.

This jersey, a Size 58, has been registered in the USA Hockey-MeiGray Game-Worn Authentication Program as number USA09638.

Proceeds will benefit the USA Hockey Foundation.

The USA Hockey-MeiGray Game-Worn Authentication Program offers game-used and autographed items from the Men's and Women's U.S. Olympic Teams, Men's and Women's U.S. World Championship Teams, U.S. teams that have competed in the World Junior Championships, and much, much more.

The USA Hockey Foundation is a charitable and educational nonprofit corporation that provides long-range financial support for USA Hockey and promotes the growth of hockey in the United States.

The Jim Johannson Legacy Fund was established to benefit grassroots community hockey programs across the country, something Jim was passionate about throughout his life.

The MeiGray Group is the world's leading authenticator of, and source for, game-worn hockey jerseys. The Branchburg, N.J., company is authenticating partners with the National Hockey League, 8 of the 31 NHL teams, the ECHL and the National Women’s Hockey League. MeiGray has authenticated and sold nearly 125,000 game-worn jerseys since it was founded in 1997. MeiGray has also partnered with the National Basketball Association since 2006. Shipping costs for this item are:

$20.00 USD within the Continental USA
$35.00 USD to Alaska and Hawaii
$45.00 USD to Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan
$50.00 USD to Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon
$75.00 USD to Nova Scotia
$60.00 USD to France, Germany
$80.00 USD to Australia, China, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Sweden
$85.00 USD to Norway, Switzerland
$100.00 USD to Czech Republic
$110.00 USD to Finland, Russia, Slovakia

All winning bidders pay shipping charges and are responsible for all tariffs, taxes, duties and any other additional costs associated with shipping inside or outside of North America.
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Drew Stafford - Team Blue - 2018 Stars & Stripes Showdown - Jim Johannson Memorial Game-Worn Jersey
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final Bid: $290.00
Number of Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, October 4, 2018.
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