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1973-74 Tom Serviss WHA Los Angeles Sharks Game Worn Jersey
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1973-74 Tom Serviss WHA Los Angeles Sharks Game Worn Jersey
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1973-74 Tom Serviss WHA Los Angeles Sharks Game Worn Jersey
Lot #7

This home white dureen gamer by Rawlings was worn by Tom Serviss during the 1973-74 WHA season. Serviss, a native of Moose Jaw, SASK made his WHA debut in 1972-73 with the Los Angeles Sharks where he played for two seasons. Serviss transferred with the franchise to Michigan and again to Baltimore for the 1974-75 season. Tom spent the 1975-76 season with the Quebec Nordiques and then wrapped up his WHA career with the Calgary Cowboys in 1976-77. All told, this mustached winger spent 286 games roaming the ice over the course of five WHA seasons.

Sewn into the collar of this gamer is the Rawlings tag. The game wear on this size 48 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired burn holes and inner pilling. Shown above is a beautiful photo of Serviss wearing his home white jersey during the 1973-74 season. This all-original example features sewn-on lettering and numbering as well as a magnificent tackle twill crest with beautiful chain stitching to form the Sharks eyes and teeth. The LA Sharks survived as a franchise for merely the WHA’s first two seasons of play. A pair of Detroit businessmen purchased the struggling franchise during the midst of the 1973-74 season. The Sharks went on to lose 24 of their final 29 games cementing their last place finish. A week after the season ended, an announcement was formally made that the team would be relocated to Michigan. LA Sharks gamers have always been highly prized amongst WHA and California hockey collectors alike. This stunning all-original example would proudly take a place front and center in any serious WHA collection, choice!