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1968 Turk Broda Maple Leafs Ceremony Worn Jersey
Lot #3

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1968 Turk Broda Maple Leafs Ceremony Worn Jersey
Lot #3

This white dureen jersey by General Athletic was worn by Hall of Fame legend Turk Broda during an on ice ceremony, in his honor, at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1968, shortly after gaining entry into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Broda is one of the most revered netminders in Toronto Maple Leafs history. Turk’s career, which was stalled midstream by World War II, spanned 13 seasons, all of which were spent with the Leafs. He was the man in goal when the Leafs became the only team in Stanley Cup Finals history to come from 3-0 down and win the Stanley Cup. In one stretch Turk played in over 200 consecutive games, wow! Turk was one of the first goalies to reach the once magical 300 Wins plateau. He would win a remarkable 6 Stanley Cups including 3 straight, and partake in several other Stanley Cup Finals.

This incredible jersey sports the rare Centennial logo which the Maple Leafs wore briefly from 1967-70. This jersey is exactly what the Leafs wore during those few seasons in the late 1960’s with the General Athletic tag stitched into the waist. The provenance of this sweater only enhances its appeal. After Turk’s death in 1972, this jersey was gifted to his nephew who held onto it for 2 decades before selling it to a hobbyist. The nameplate which accompanies the jersey was removed by a hobbyist some time ago. It is pictured above both with and without the nameplate, thus affording the winning bidder the option of reattaching it or simply leaving it as is. A truly rare opportunity to acquire a genuine Maple Leafs sweater that was worn by this legendary netminder. A simply wonderful piece of Toronto Maple Leafs history!