Would You Wear This Jersey?
Las Vegas Thunder '96-'97 Valentine's Day jersey
These are all actual, game-worn jerseys that I found through the many web sites and photo albums maintained on the Internet by game-worn jersey collectors. Most of these are of the "One-Game Wonder" variety-- not referring to the "one-day wonder" NHL players that I just posted about, but meaning one-off commemorative jerseys that are worn for just one game or so, then usually auctioned off for charity (the plaid Bob Uecker jerseys that the Milwaukee Admirals wore for a weekend last season are an example of this). Some of these jerseys, though, are the everyday game jerseys worn by that particular team throughout the entire season... if you can imagine that.
So here they are, from the ones that I was able find (and I'm sure there are many more examples out there)-- the worst of the worst, the baddest of the bad:
Seattle Thunderbirds '00 "70's Night" jersey
Complete with afro on the team mascot logo, and a peace sign patch on the hem
Charlotte Checkers (ECHL) David St. Germain '03-'04 jersey
Great, if you want to go to the game looking like a
Abilene Aviators (WPHL) Craig Perrett '98-'99 jersey
Louisville Riverfrogs (ECHL) '97-'98 jersey
Milwaukee Admirals Kevin Dean '01-'02 Christmas jersey
Milwaukee Admirals Peter Smrek '02-'03 Christmas jersey
Milwaukee Admirals Petr Sachl '00-'01 "Tie Dye" jersey
While a bunch of teams have all used this tie-dye design,
I still say that the MilAds are way ahead of the field when it
comes to silly-looking jerseys
San Antonio Iguanas (CHL) Paul Buczkowski '00-'01 Thanksgiving jersey
San Diego Gulls (ECHL) '04-'05 jersey
Landshut Cannibals (DEL) Mark Lamb '97-'98 jersey
European jerseys should almost be off-limits for being
universally goofy, but I think this one deserves special
mention just for the little cannibal guy running around on it
Nürnberg Ice Tigers (DEL) Chris Luongo '02-'03 jersey
Awesome jersey + mister+lady+jeans = crap
Bodens IK (Sweden) '00-'01 jersey
Essen Moskitos (DEL) Tray Tuomite '03-'04 Christmas jersey
A wacky European jersey, and it's a Christmas jersey, too? Jackpot!!
Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) Jamie Storr "Old-Time Hockey" jersey
Las Vegas Thunder (IHL) '95-'96 Tie Dye jersey
Portland Pirates (AHL) Jeff Paul '98-'99 Halloween jersey
Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (CHL) '06-'07 Halloween "Texas" jersey
Knoxville Speed (UHL) Riley Nelson '01-'02 jersey
Like the Checkers picnic table jersey, only less creative
Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL) Dan Marcotte '97-'98 "Mardi Gras" jersey
Pensacola Ice Pilots Jeremy Van Hoof '01-'02 St. Patrick's Day jersey
Madison Monsters (UHL) Chris Newans '98-'99 jersey
Utah Grizzlies (AHL) Jean-Marc Pelletier '04-'05 Christmas jersey
Utah Grizzlies Jean-Marc Pelletier '04-'05 Halloween jersey
I know, I know-- I own one that's kinda similar...
As an added bonus, check out these hideous Laredo Bucks (CHL) jerseys...