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Lot # 1238: 1985 Gordie Howe Game Used Jersey Summit Series '72 The First Reunion

Category: Hockey

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

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Item was in Auction "2023 Fall Classic",
which ran from 10/29/2023 7:00 PM to
11/18/2023 10:00 PM

1985 jersey worn by "Mr. Hockey," Gordie Howe, for a reunion of the most famous hockey moment in Canadian history. The 1972 Summit Series pitted Team Canada - comprised of mostly NHL All-Stars - against an upstart Soviet Union squad which was still largely unknown due to the secrecy of the Iron Curtain. Taking their supposedly inferior opponents too lightly at first, the Soviets stunned Canada with a highly competitive series, decided on a goal for the ages by Team Canada's Paul Henderson in the final game. In '85, a charity game at Maple Leaf Gardens for the Phil Esposito Foundation reunited those Canadian legends for the first time, and this is the actual jersey Gordie wore for that contest. Rawlings adult XL tag is in collar, white All-Stars in a circular logo is screened on the chest, with Molson patch on left breast. A white star is sewn on each shoulder, name is on a plate above Howe's number 9 on back, all in white. Mr. Hockey fittingly scored the deciding goal in the All-Stars' 6-5 win in this very jersey; equally fittingly, Team Canada hero Henderson also scored for the Canadians.

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