This home white wool gamer by Gerry Cosby was worn by Noel Price during the 1962-63 AHL season, the Baltimore Clippers inaugural year. Noel Price spent two decades patrolling bluelines and clearing creases in the NHL and AHL. His NHL career spanned from 1957-58 thru 1975-76. During the Original 6 period of his tenure, he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the New York Rangers, the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens. Post expansion, Price represented the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Los Angeles Kings and the Atlanta Flames.
Price spent 3 seasons on the Baltimore Clippers blueline during the franchises first 3 years of existence, spanning 1962-65. During that time he played alongside other notable Baltimore Clippers such as Jean Ratelle, Jacques Plante, Vic Hadfield, Gilles Villemure, Bob Plager and Bryan Hextall among others. Noel finished 7th in team scoring during that historic first season with 36 points in 68 games and 103 PIMS to go with.
You must harken back to the days when the NHL was loaded with talent top to bottom throughout the rosters of the Original 6 teams and many great future and past NHLers were playing important parts of their careers in the AHL during the early 1960’s to really appreciate the history behind this amazing jersey. Sewn into the collar of this stunning gamer is the Gerry Cosby and size tagging. The Baltimore Clippers wore this beautiful one-year style, with its embroidered circle crest, featuring the team name and nautical theme as well as sewn-on numbers in their first year of existence, 1962-63! The original tie string remains laced through the eyelits. The overall condition is excellent and the game wear on this wool is solid with about two-dozen team-sewn repairs, some small un-repaired holes and areas of pilling that are evident throughout this vintage relic. A scant few first year Baltimore Clippers wools are known to exist in the hobby and they are considered a true grail by Baltimore collectors, vintage collectors and minor league enthusiasts alike. This stunning wool gamer is fresh to the hobby and would become an instant cornerstone item in your collection, choice!