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1972-73 Ted Taylor WHA Houston Aeros Game Worn Jersey - Inaugural Season - The Twin Cities WHA Find
Lot #17

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1972-73 Ted Taylor WHA Houston Aeros Game Worn Jersey - Inaugural Season - The Twin Cities WHA Find
Lot #17

This fresh to the hobby example is part of an exciting find of newly discovered WHA jerseys that were recently sourced from the Twin Cities. This collection is being offered to the hobby for the first time via the Fall 2019 Auction, exclusively at GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET.

This road blue dureen gamer by General Athletic was worn by Ted Taylor during the 1972-73 WHA season, the Houston Aeros inaugural year. Taylor made his NHL debut in 1964-65 with the New York Rangers where he played for a couple of seasons. Ted went on to represent the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars and Vancouver Canucks before joining the upstart WHA after playing 6 NHL seasons. Taylor became an inaugural member of the Houston Aeros in 1972-73 and played in each of the teams 6 seasons in the WHA. Taylor served as Houston’s Team Captain during his tenure and helped lead the Aeros to two Avco Cup Championships.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the Captain’s “C”. Sewn into the hem is The General tag. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, fight abuse, stitch pops, trauma, inner pilling and some team-sewn repair work. Taylor partook in 73 games during the WHA’s inaugural season. Ted scored 34 goals, which was good for 2nd best on the team and added 42 assists for 76 points as he finished runner up on the Houston scoring leader board. Taylor’s 103 PIMS made him one of five Aeros to tab triple digit PIMS for the season. This important example sports the coveted letter of honor and hails from the WHA’s inaugural season after having sat unbeknownst to us all since leaving the ice some 47 years ago. This fresh to the hobby offering is one of six recently discovered WHA game worn jerseys that are part of the exciting Twin Cities WHA Collection, choice!