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1975-76 Bobby Hull WHA Winnipeg Jets Game Worn Jersey - "Olympic Patch" - Avco Cup Winning Season - Photo Match
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1975-76 Bobby Hull WHA Winnipeg Jets Game Worn Jersey - "Olympic Patch" - Avco Cup Winning Season - Photo Match
Lot #3
This road blue mesh gamer by Harval Sportswear was worn by Bobby Hull during the 1975-76 Avco Cup winning WHA season. Bobby Hull was the greatest Left Wing to ever lace up a pair of skates. His career began in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1957-58. He represented the city of Chicago proudly for 15 years and led the team to the 1961 Stanley Cup, the first for Chicago in 23 years leading up to that championship and the only one until the 2010 squad broke the recent 49 year drought. Bobby’s individual accolades were numerous, helped in part by his deadly wrist and slapshots that were clocked at nearly 120 MPH! He became the first player to score more than 50 goals in a season, doing so in 1965-66 and surpassing Rocket Richard and Boom Boom Geoffrian’s 50 Goal totals in the process. Hull led the NHL in goals 7 times. He was the NHL’s leading scorer and won the Art Ross Trophy 3 times. Bobby was twice awarded the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP. He also captured the Lady Byng and Lester Patrick Trophy during the 1960’s. Hull was 10 times a 1st Team NHL All Star and 2 times a 2nd Team NHL All Star. Hull scored 610 goals and 1170 points in 1063 NHL games. Upon retirement, Hull was 2nd on the NHL’s all-time Goal scoring list, trailing only Gordie Howe. Hull ranked #8 in The Hockey News’ 1998 influential publication that ranked the Top 50 NHLers of All-Time.

In 1972-73 Bobby Hull stunned the hockey world when he left the NHL and received a record one million dollar signing bonus with the WHA’s Winnipeg Jets. This single move was one of the most influential in the history of hockey, as it literally gave credence to a league that seemed doomed to get off the ground. Other star players followed suit and the framework had been laid for the WHA’s 7-year existence. Hull played in all seven WHA seasons, from the age of 33-40! Despite his advanced age, he dominated the league and is unanimously considered the greatest player in WHA history. In 411 WHA games played, Bobby scored 303 goals, and added 335 assists for a total of 638 points. Hull led his Winnipeg Jets to the Avco Cup Championship 3-times and was twice the WHA’s MVP. He was 3-times a 1st Team WHA All Star and 2-times a 2nd Team WHA All Star and he played in every WHA All Star game.

Sewn to the shoulders of this gamer are the 1976 Olympic patches. Sewn in the collar is the Harval and size tagging. The game wear on this size L sweater consists of stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes and inner pilling. Shown above are some beautiful photo matches of Hull wearing this exact jersey while posing with the Avco Cup in 1976. Hull put forth a spectacular season as he led his Jets to their first of 3 Avco Cup titles. Bobby lit the lamp 53 times and added 70 assists for a total of 123 points, the 2nd highest total of his professional career and good for 2nd in league wide scoring. In 13 playoff games, Bobby scored 12 goals and added 8 helpers for a total of 20 playoff points. This historic sweater features the ever-desirable 1976 Olympic patches, is photo matched a number of times and was worn during the Winnipeg Jets first Championship season, choice!