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1977-78 Don Saleski Philadelphia Flyers Game Worn Jersey 4 Ashbee
Lot #31

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1977-78 Don Saleski Philadelphia Flyers Game Worn Jersey 4 Ashbee
Lot #31
This home white mesh gamer was worn by Don Saleski during the 1977-78 NHL season. The Philadelphia Flyers selected Saleski in the 6th round of the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft. This Moose Jaw native made his NHL debut with a lone game in 1971-72 and spent the next 8 seasons in the City of Brotherly Love before wrapping up his playing days with the Colorado Rockies in 1980. Saleski was part of the beloved Broad Street Bullies crew that went to 3 straight Cup Finals and walked away with back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 75. Saleski earned a career best 205 PIMS during his first full season and in doing so earned the respect of teammates and fans alike.

Sewn to the left shoulder of this gamer is the Barry Ashbee patch, placed there by the organization to honor their fallen teammate. A pair of size L flag tags are sewn into the collar of this jersey. This sweater measures out to a size 52 and is extra lengthy to fit Don’s 6’ 2” frame. The game wear on this sweater is on the lighter side, a commonality to this set of Ashbee patched jerseys. A lengthy old school garter style fight strap with an additional cloth snap attachment shows nice wear and is affixed to the lower inside verso while some light staining is also worthy of mention. Ashbee patched gamers are always in demand by vintage collectors and Flyers fans alike. This patched example is just now entering our hobby after having been cherished in a private collection away from prying eyes for decades. A Saleski Flyers gamer lines many a wantlist and is exceedingly rare, with this example being the first that we’ve ever had the pleasure of offering!