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1979-80 Gord Wappel Atlanta Flames Game Worn Jersey – Rookie
Lot #46

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1979-80 Gord Wappel Atlanta Flames Game Worn Jersey – Rookie
Lot #46
This home white mesh and knit combo was worn by Gord Wappel during the 1979-80 NHL season. The Atlanta Flames selected Wappel in the 5th round of the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft. Gord made his NHL debut in 1979-80 with the Atlanta Flames during their last season of play. He then transferred with the franchise to Calgary where he played a couple more seasons before retiring.



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, heavy inner pilling and a couple of team-sewn repairs. Sewn to the inside is the original fight strap. Wappel certainly wasn’t the only player to wear this jersey in 1979-80. It appears possible if not likely that both Serge Beaudoin and Brad Smith wore this gamer prior to Wappel, helping to explain the nameplate change and the fine game wear that exists on this sweater from the Atlanta Flames final NHL season.