Glossary of Terms

Authentic:  The same manufacturer and model as jerseys used on the ice, complete with stitched names, numbers, and fight strap.

COA (Certificate of Authenticity): Also known as an LOA, this is an endorsed letter that describes the item and guarantees the authenticity of the item by the endorser.  These sometimes contain the year, set and dates the jersey was worn.  They can be issued by the team, distributors, or by other companies that have claimed to verify authenticity.

GI:  Prepared for use by the team but never used by the player.

LOA (Letter of Authenticity):  Also known as an COA, this is an endorsed letter that describes the item and guarantees the authenticity of the item by the endorser.  These sometimes contain the year, set and dates the jersey was worn.  They can be issued by the team, distributors, or by other companies that have claimed to verify authenticity.

NNOB (No Name on Back):  This is a jersey that does not and has never had a name on the back of the jersey.  This can be common with the collegiate level and vintage.

NOBR (Name on Back Removed):  This is a jersey that does not currently have a name on the back but had one at one point.  This is common with collegiate level as the NCAA prohibits the sale of jerseys with player names, so the names are removed.

Replica: Not of the manufacturer or model jersey used for the team during play.

Set Tag: This tag usually indicates what year and set the jersey is from.  Some distributors do not explicitly apply this information to the tag but can be cross referenced using the information found on the tag.

Team Letter:  A LOA or COA that is specifically issued by the team.

Team Tag: A set tag that has been affixed to the jersey by the team.