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1972-73 Derek Sanderson Bruins Game Worn Jersey
Lot #7

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1972-73 Derek Sanderson Bruins Game Worn Jersey
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1972-73 Derek Sanderson Bruins Game Worn Jersey
Lot #7

This road black dureen tie-down gamer by Wilson was worn by Derek Sanderson during the 1972-73 NHL season. Sanderson was among the most popular players on the team known as the Big Bad Bruins who dominated the NHL in the early 1970’s with 3 Stanley Cup Finals appearances and 2 Cup titles in 5 years. “Turk” was the 1968 Calder Trophy winner as Rookie of the Year.

The 1969 playoffs saw 2nd year man Sanderson lead the NHL in goals scored. The following season of 1970 saw the Bruins win the Stanley Cup with Derek leading all playoff participants in PIMs with 72 in 14 games played. His playoff career saw him compile 18 goals and 187 PIMs in 56 games played. His career was oh-too-short, based largely on Sanderson’s combination of injuries and off ice problems – helping place the “Bad” in "Big Bad Bruins”. Derek managed better than 200 goals and 450 points in a 598 game regular season career.

Sewn in the collar of this tie-down dureen is the Wilson tag. The game use is solid consisting of stick marks, board burns, inner pilling and more than a half dozen team-sewn repairs. Fight abuse is apparent, especially in the area beneath the eyelits which have quite obviously been tugged at and torn causing the need for significant repair work.

After winning a Stanley Cup in 1972, Derek jumped ship and signed a huge deal with the new WHA as a member of the Philadelphia Blazers. He soon regretted having made this decision and found himself back with Boston in February of 1973 where he partook in 25 regular season and 5 playoff games. His old player number 16 was no longer available so Derek wore number 27 upon his return to the team in 1972-73. Derek decided to ask for a lower number the following season, leaving this as the only year that Sanderson wore #27 in Boston. This fantastic gamer was worn during the midst of the most successful era in Bruins franchise history, while sharing the ice with the likes of Orr, Espo, Bucyk, Cash and Hodge. This is a spectacular gamer to say the least.