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1979-80 Don Nachbaur Springfield Indians Game Worn Jersey Rookie
Lot #350

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1979-80 Don Nachbaur Springfield Indians Game Worn Jersey Rookie
Lot #350

GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is pleased to bring this exciting collection of game worn enforcers and tough guys to the hobby exclusively thru our Spring 2018 Auction. These 11 NHL and minor league game worn jerseys have been held in a private collection since being purchased beginning nearly 20 years ago and have been out of hobby circulation ever since. Included in this group of legendary tough guys are some extremely difficult to find players and styles, most which are being offered at auction for the first time!

This home white mesh gamer by Stall and Dean was worn by Don Nachbaur during the 1979-80 AHL season, his rookie year. The Hartford Whalers selected Nachbaur in the 3rd round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. After spending a season with Hartford’s AHL affiliate in 1979-80, Nachbaur made his NHL debut with the Whalers in 1980-81. Don spent 8 seasons in the NHL, playing for Hartford, Edmonton and Philadelphia and racking up 465 PIMS in 223 games played. In between, this enforcer made his presence felt in the AHL where he spent 9 years playing for Springfield, Moncton, New Haven and Hershey. In 469 AHL games played, Nachbaur amassed 1452 PIMS, including a single season best 301 PIMS in 1985-86 with Hershey!

Sewn into the collar of this gamer is the manufacturers, size, wash and year tagging. The game wear on this size 52 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, stitch pops, inner pilling and half a dozen team-sewn repairs. Fight abuse is readily evident with a torn front collar with repair work spanning down to the top of the crest and a stitch popped and reinforced sleeve cuff. On the lower verso is a beautiful black sharpie personalized signature in Nachbaur’s own hand. A tough and coveted style dating to Nachbaur’s rookie year as well as the Whalers first NHL season and long removed from hobby circulation.