This home white mesh gamer by Stall & Dean was worn by Rob Currie during the 1981-82 ACHL season after having been worn by an unknown player during the 1980-81 EHL season with the Baltimore Clippers. Currie was a RW who had a brief but successful playing career. He spent a mere 2 seasons in the ACHL, playing for Baltimore and Schenectady as a rookie in 1981-82 and then spending a year with the Erie Golden Blades the following year. In 98 career games played, Currie lit the lamp 55 times and added 72 helpers for an impressive 127 points.
During Currie’s 31 regular season games with the Baltimore Skipjacks he scored 16 goals and further added another 4 goals and 9 points in 7 playoff contests that spring, while wearing this sweater on home ice. Sewn into the collar of this gamer are the Stall & Dean, wash, size and year tagging. This stunning jersey features the team colors of the Minnesota North Stars who were coming off of their first ever Stanley Cup Finals appearance the prior spring.
The game wear on this size 52 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired burn holes, inner pilling and some team-sewn repairwork to the front collar. The sewn-on crest and numbers are certainly a treat, while a nameplate removal is worthy of mention. Prior to being worn in the ACHL, this example was worn by the Baltimore Clippers of the EHL during the 1980-81 seasons. A very tough style that should appeal to any collector of vintage minor league sweaters, especially those with an emphasis on Baltimore and or Minnesota North Stars themes.