This home white dureen gamer by Rawlings and Steichens was worn by Per-Olov Brasar during the 1977-78 NHL season, his rookie year. This Swedish born winger joined the North Stars in 1977 after spending several years playing in Sweden’s Elite League. Drafted in the 3rd round by the North Stars and Cowboys of the WHA in 1975, Brasar chose the NHL path and enjoyed a career that lasted 5 seasons. The first half of his career was spent in Minnesota while the last half was served with the Vancouver Cancuks. Per-Olov was twice a 20-goal scorer and rang up a career best 63 points in 1980-81 in Vancouver.
This vibrant gamer was worn during Brasar’s rookie season as he lit the lamp 20 times and added 37 helpers for a total of 57 points. Sewn into the collar are the Rawlings and Steichen’s tags. The game wear on this stunning dureen consists of stick marks, board burns, inner pilling and a team-sewn repair. A custom loop and garter fight strap is sewn to the inside. Worthy of mention is evidence of a change from Pierre Jarry’s #16 to Brasar’s #14, a commonality of the era. These double stripers were short-lived and are a highly desirable style among hobbyists. This example oozes vibrant greens and golds and will surely please any vintage collector. Also worthy of mention is the tremendous provenance as this jersey hails directly from the personal collection of the Minnesota North Stars former equipment manager and owner of Steichen’s Sporting Goods!