This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Joe Sakic during the 1989-90 NHL season, his 2nd year in the league. Sakic compiled staggering career statistics, which place him among the game’s all-time elite. Joe scored 625 goals, 1016 assists and 1641 career points, placing him top 10 in the history of the sport. His playoff totals are no less impressive, having produced better than a point per game with nearly 200 for his career, placing him in rare company. Joe’s hardware includes the Lester B. Pearson award as the NHL’s outstanding player, the Lady Byng trophy for the combination of sportsmanship and high ability, the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP and the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP. He was also the winner of an Olympic Gold Medal in addition to 2 Stanley Cup rings. Spending an entire career as part of one franchise is a rarity in today’s era. Joe served the Quebec/Colorado franchise with 20 years of quality service, all the while performing at an elite level of play. This man is already assured of a place among the all-time greats in the Hockey Hall of Fame, sadly we can no longer watch him perform his artistry.
There was no sophomore slump in Sakic’s way of achieving superstar status. While wearing this jersey, a 20-year old Sakic notched his first of six 100-point seasons as he struck for 39 goals and added 63 helpers for a total of 102 points. Proudly affixed to the left breast of this gamer is the alternate Captain’s “A”, likely Joe's first with a letter of honor. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, plenty of colorful board paint transfer from the hometown boards at Le Colisee, un-repaired burn holes, washed out bloodstains and fine inner pilling. Remarkably preserved, this example has withstood the test of time in good stead with only light areas of flaking to the heat pressed fleur di lis’.
With Sakic about a year away from becoming a 1st ballot Hall of Famer, we're sure this incredible example will garner plenty of spirited bidding. A jersey of extreme importance, worn by Sakic during his sophomore season and his first wearing a letter of honor. Ready to immediately take top billing in your Hall of Fame collection, choice!