This road blue dureen gamer by Cosby was worn by Ron Greschner during the 1974-75 NHL season, his rookie year. The New York Rangers selected Greschner in the 2nd round of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. He began his NHL career with the Rangers in 1974-75 and was an instant standout on the New York blueline. In fact, Greschner spent his entire 16-year NHL career with the Broadway Blueshirts. Greschner was an adept offensive minded defenseman who netted 20+ goals four times over the course of his career, with a single season best total of 27 coming in 1980-81. In 1979, Ron served as a Challenge Cup alternate for the series against the Soviet Union and then helped the Rangers to the Cup Finals later that season. He played in his only NHL All Star game in 1980. Greschner would go on to serve as the Rangers Team Captain and remains one of the most beloved players of his era. He was ranked 12th on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the 2009 book “100 Rangers Greats”.
As a rookie, while wearing this jersey, Greschner played in 70 games and tallied 45 points and 93 PIMS. By the looks of this gamer, Ron left little doubt that he intended to remain with the big club! Sewn into the collar of this gamer is the Cosby and size tagging, the latter of which has began to fray. The game wear on this dureen is solid and consists of stick marks, board burns, some un-repaired holes and a few un-repaired vertical runs in the dureen, heavy areas of pilling and some outstanding vintage team-sewn repairwork, a count in excess of a dozen. We originally sourced this spectacular jersey some 20-odd years ago. It sat for a lengthy time in a well-known Rangers collection before recently being returned to the marketplace. Don’t miss your opportunity to acquire Ron Greschner’s hammered rookie jersey, choice!