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1972-74 Vic Hadfield New York Rangers Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #10

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1972-74 Vic Hadfield New York Rangers Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #10
This home white dureen gamer by Cosby was worn by Vic Hadfield during the 1972-74 NHL seasons. Hadfield began his NHL career with the New York Rangers in 1961-62 and spent 13 seasons with the club before finishing his career with a 3-year stint in Pittsburgh. In a career that spanned 16 seasons and 1002 games played, Hadfield scored 323 goals and 712 points and added 1154 PIMS for good measure. Vic holds the distinction of being the first New York Rangers player to ever score 50 goals in a season, a mark he held alone for 20 years until Adam Graves matched the feat leaving the pair of Left Wingers as the only Rangers in team history to accomplish the 50-goal mark. In fact, it was his first year wearing the Captain’s “C” that saw Hadfield explode for career best totals of 50 goals, 56 assists and 106 points while skating alongside his Hall of Fame GAG line mates, Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert. He also chipped in 142 PIMS and a +60 rating during that memorable campaign. His efforts earned him 2nd team NHL All Star honors that season as well as a roster spot on Team Canada’s 1972 Summit squad. Hadfield held the honor of Team Captain until his trade to Pittsburgh in 1974. This 3-time NHL All Star is considered among the most popular players in New York Rangers team history and will forever be beloved by those who called Madison Square Garden home during the 1960’s and 70’s.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the Captain’s “C”. Sewn into the hem of this vintage tie-down is the Cosby and size 48 tagging. The original tie remains sewn thru the eyelets. This gamer had been customized with double fight straps of which only the base remains. The game wear on this 40-year-old sweater is tremendous and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired holes, washed out bloodstains, fight abuse with heavy trauma and subsequent repair work to the eyelets and with further trauma and more than a handful of repairs to the collar, stitch pops, inner pilling and another handful of team-sewn repairs to the body and or sleeves. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Hadfield wearing this exact jersey at Madison Square Garden in front of the hometown fans. The Rangers pioneered the concept of wearing player names on their jerseys and did so during home games beginning in the early 1970’s, making this all-original NOB offering a treat certainly worthy of mention. To say that this is a remarkable piece of New York Rangers team history would be an understatement. A Hadfield Captain’s gamer ranks among the most coveted of all Rangers jerseys and its extreme rarity in the hobby has kept it atop an abundance of New York Rangers collectors’ wish lists. A well-worn photo matched example, with the coveted letter of honor that screams old time hockey and that no serious Rangers collection should be without, choice!