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1974-75 Joey Johnston Golden Seals Game Worn Jersey - Original Name on Back
Lot #7

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1974-75 Joey Johnston Golden Seals Game Worn Jersey - Original Name on Back
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1974-75 Joey Johnston Golden Seals Game Worn Jersey - Original Name on Back
Lot #7

This home white heavy double knit gamer was worn by Joey Johnston during the 1974-75 NHL season. Johnston was selected 8th overall in 1966 by the New York Rangers. He was dealt by the Rangers to the North Stars and made his NHL debut appearing in 11 games for Minnesota in 1968-69. He wouldn’t play again in the NHL until 1971, when the California Golden Seals dealt for Joey and Walt McKechnie in exchange for Dennis Hextall. Johnston became a fixture in the California lineup, playing with the Seals from 1971 thru 1975. His career ended in Chicago with the Black Hawks in 1975-76. Johnston played in 3 consecutive NHL All Star games while representing the Golden Seals in 1973, 1974 and 1975.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the Captain’s “C”. Remarkably, the all original nameplate remains sewn high between the shoulders on the back of this spectacular jersey. This is the only known example in the entire hobby that still bears its original nameplate. The game wear is solid consisting of stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, inner pilling and a mass of team-sewn repair work to the front collar.

This 32-year-old sweater is a true game worn rarity; being the only one of its kind known in existence. This rare style was worn by the Seals for only 2 years, the 1974-75 and 1975-76 NHL seasons, following which the team was transferred to Cleveland. This is the premier example of such, worn by a 3-time California Golden Seals NHL All Star while bearing both a letter of honor and the ever rare all original nameplate. This incredible example is clearly worthy of display in the Hockey Hall of Fame.