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1976-77 Francois Lacombe WHA Quebec Nordiques Game Worn Jersey - Avco Cup Winning Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #104

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1976-77 Francois Lacombe WHA Quebec Nordiques Game Worn Jersey - Avco Cup Winning Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #104

This jersey originated from the personal collection of Francois Lacombe and entered our hobby about 15 years ago. According to Mr. Lacombe, this was the jersey that he wore during the 1977 Avco Cup winning game.

This home white mesh gamer was worn by Francois Lacombe during the 1976-77 WHA playoffs and in the Avco Cup winning game. Lacombe spent his first 3 seasons in the NHL where he played for the Oakland Seals and Buffalo Sabres before joining the WHA’s Quebec Nordiques during their inaugural season of 1972-73. Lacombe played in every WHA season, playing a total of 440 games on the blueline and spent 6 of those 7 years with the Nordiques. In between he ventured to Calgary and spent the 1975-76 campaign with the Cowboys. Lacombe again joined the NHL during expansion after the WHA’s collapse and completed his career with the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques in 1979-80.

Francois was part of the Nordiques Avco Cup winning team in 1977, where, from his position on the blueline, he netted 4 goals and 7 points in 17 playoff games.

The game wear on this championship sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, some un-repaired trauma to the front hem, sweat stains around the collar and areas of heavy pilling. Shown above are some screen captures taken from the post game on ice celebration after the Nordiques won the 1977 Avco Cup, showing Lacombe wearing this exact jersey. This was the only championship in the history of the Quebec Nordiques, forever marking the special significance of this 40-year old WHA gamer.