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1974-75 Bob Plager St. Louis Blues Game Worn Jersey - The Gaetan Lefebvre Collection
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1974-75 Bob Plager St. Louis Blues Game Worn Jersey - The Gaetan Lefebvre Collection
Lot #2
GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is pleased to present this jersey from the personal collection of Gaetan Lefebvre. Mr. Lefebvre personally obtained this jersey while working for the Montreal Canadiens. He served in the role of Assistant Trainer, Assistant Athletic Therapist and eventually became the Canadiens longtime Head Therapist. Mr. Lefebvre was a member of the Canadiens for their 1986 and 1993 Stanley Cup Championships. Mr. Lefebvre was also a member of Team Canada during the 1981, 1984 and 1987 Canada Cups where he served as their Trainer.

This home blue dureen gamer by Rawlings was worn by Bob Plager circa the 1974-75 NHL season. This Kirkland Lake, ONT native made his NHL debut in 1964-65 with the New York Rangers, his home for three seasons. The St. Louis Blues made a deal to acquire Bob as they were forming their expansion team in 1967. Bob would get to play alongside his brothers Barclay and Bill in St. Louis as the Plager’s became St. Louis’ royal family. In each of his first three seasons in St. Louis, Plager and his Blues trekked to the Stanley Cup Finals, falling just shy of Stanley Cup glory each time. This devastating hip checker and resident tough guy would spend 11 seasons in a St. Louis uniform, retiring in 1978. A long-time member of the Blues organization until his passing in 2021, Bob served briefly as the Blues Head Coach and won the Turner Cup in his only season as the Peoria Rivermen’s Head Coach. A member of the St. Louis and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s, and with 50 years of service to the franchise, in 2017 the Blues paid homage to this legend by retiring his #5 to the rafters, never to be worn again.

The game wear on this size 50 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, light exterior pilling throughout, fine inner pilling and a couple of handfuls of team-sewn repairs. Sewn to the inner verso is the original loop and garter style fight strap. This is just the second Bob Plager game worn jersey that we’ve ever had the pleasure to handle. Long ago, Gaetan Lefebvre acquired this jersey in a swap with long-time St. Louis Blues equipment man Tommy Woodcock. This fresh to the hobby rarity was worn by St. Louis Blues royalty and comes to you directly from the personal collection of former Montreal Canadiens and Team Canada member, Gaetan Lefebvre, choice!