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1974-75 Claude St. Sauveur WHA Vancouver Blazers Game Worn Jersey
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1974-75 Claude St. Sauveur WHA Vancouver Blazers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #7

This home yellow and orange dureen gamer by Rawlings and Steichens was worn by Claude St. Saveur during the 1974-75 WHA season. The California Golden Seals selected St. Saveur in the 4th round of the 1972 NHL Amateur Draft. This Quebec native began his professional career in the EHL with the Roanoke Valley Rebels where he was named 1972-73 Rookie of the Year before making his WHA debut in 1972-73 with the Philadelphia Blazers later that same year. Claude spent 3 seasons with the Blazers, playing the last two of them in Vancouver before bolting to the NHL, where he spent a season with the Atlanta Flames. Upon returning to the WHA in 1976-77, “The Saint” went on to play for the Calgary Cowboys, Edmonton Oilers, Indianapolis Racers and Cincinnati Stingers.

Sewn into the collar of this gamer are the Rawlings and Steichens manufacturers tagging. The game wear on this size 48 sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, a material run and heavy inner pilling. The original loop style fight strap is sewn just beneath the back player numbers while best of all is the stunning all-original nameplate with its chain stitched lettering that sits high atop the upper verso. As you may know, the Blazers wore this style with their team name on the diagonal for just one year, during their last of two WHA seasons. A Blazers jersey is an incredibly tough get in any condition, with this being the first time we’ve had the pleasure to offer a Vancouver WHA gamer at auction. Further, to our knowledge this is the only Vancouver Blazers gamer with an original nameplate to ever appear at Major Auction and is, based on our research, one of only two known to the hobby! Seeing an all-original nameplate on a Vancouver Blazers game worn jersey means that you’re looking at something quite special, a true hobby rarity, choice!