Fans looking for a chance to buy a game-used Wisconsin hockey jersey will now have that opportunity. UW Athletics has opened up an auction for the uniforms the Badgers wore during the Hockey City Classic outdoor game vs Minnesota on Feb. 17th.
Wisconsin won the game over long-time rival Minnesota, 3-2. The Badgers are now 3-0 in outdoor games in the modern era.
On top of a jersey, winners will also receive a pair of game socks and a certificate of authenticity.
The authentic, game-used jersey was a reproduction of those worn by Wisconsin's 1931-32 team.
Inside the collar of the Wisconsin uniforms are the words, "It's a great day for hockey." Hemmed into the bottom of each is the date of the game and the teams participating, along with the logo featured outside of Soldier Field.
Here is a description of the auction from UWBadgers.com.
Own part of Wisconsin Hockey history with this authentic game-issued jersey from Wisconsin's appearance in the Office Max Hockey City Classic. This season the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team faced-off against border rival Minnesota on February 17 outdoors at Soldier Field in Chicago. This official reebok game jersey is made of 100% polyester. It includes commemorative Office Max Hockey City Classic & UW hockey 50th Anniversary patches sewn on the shoulders of the jersey. This jersey size is 56. Due to current NCAA guidelines, the player's nameplate on the back of the jersey has been removed. The winning bidder of this jersey will also receive a pair of socks and a Certificate of Authenticity.
The auction ends on April 1st at 5 p.m. CT.
The highest bid for any jersey right now is $560, for the rights to own captain John Ramage's sweater.
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