This road red dureen gamer by Wilson and Gunzo’s was first worn by the Chicago Black Hawks during the 1973-74 NHL season. This jersey comes from the recently discovered Gunzo’s collection. There were 11 of these vintage red dureen game worn jerseys in the collection. Each was originally worn as a full time regular season and/or playoff road jersey in the 1970’s and then was later recycled by the Black Hawks for use during training camp in the years that followed. At some point after the season ended, the original player number was stripped and new higher numbers were added for use during training camp. This helps solve the mystery of where so many of the Hawks vintage dureens disappeared to.
With access to a few random early 1980’s Chicago Black Hawks training camp rosters we weren’t able to confirm who wore the player number 64 circa the early 1980’s.
This striking red dureen was originally worn during the 1973-74 NHL season by a yet to be determined Black Hawks player. It features a chain stitched 73 year tag as well as a crossover collar. There is a faint outline of an alternate Captain’s “A” that has been removed from the left breast of this jersey. The Wilson and Gunzo’s tags remain sewn into the collar, with the Wilson tag somewhat loose. The outlines of the original player numbers reveal themselves upon close inspection on these vintage dureens. For a Chicago collector with the time and inclination, this would prove a fun task to determine which former Chicago icon originally wore your new acquisition. The most beautiful logo in sports, Chief Indian Head, is hand stitched in all its vintage glory on the chest of this jersey. The game wear on this sweater is solid and features stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired holes and runs, heavy inner pilling and some great team-sewn repair work. An exciting new discovery brings this previously unknown gamer to the hobby, good luck in your pursuit.