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1973-74 Jack McCartan Minnesota Fighting Saints Game Worn Jersey Jack McCartan Letter
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1973-74 Jack McCartan Minnesota Fighting Saints Game Worn Jersey Jack McCartan Letter
Lot #9

This spectacular WHA game worn jersey hails from the personal collection of Jack McCartan. It was obtained directly from Jack a decade ago and has sat incredibly preserved ever since. This vintage gem is being offered at Auction for the first time and will be accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by US Hockey Hall of Famer, Jack McCartan.

This road blue dureen gamer by Rawlings and Steichens was worn by Jack McCartan during the 1973-74 WHA season. McCartan was born in St. Paul, MN and he attended the University of Minnesota beginning in the mid 1950’s. Jack played Goalie for the US National Team in 1958-59 and he backstopped the 1960 US Olympic Team to an improbable Gold Medal and in doing so was named Best Goaltender of the Olympic Tournament! The New York Rangers signed McCartan shortly after winning Gold. The Rangers were the only NHL team that Jack played for, pre-dating a lengthy minor pro career. McCartan made it back to the professional ranks when the WHA came calling in 1972. He played for the hometown Minnesota Fighting Saints for 3 seasons from 1972-75 while also serving as the team’s assistant coach for 4 seasons. McCartan was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in the class of 1983.

Sewn into the collar of this gamer is the Rawlings, Steichens and wash tagging. The game wear on this size 50 sweater consists of typical goalie use with a fair amount of old school inner pilling most worthy of mention. This wonderful example was incredibly preserved through the years after being taken home and cared for by McCartan. A letter of provenance signed by this US Olympic hero and Hall of Famer will accompany your purchase, choice!