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1980 Bob Gainey NHL All Star Game Worn Jersey Bob Gainey Letter
Lot #25

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1980 Bob Gainey NHL All Star Game Worn Jersey Bob Gainey Letter
Lot #25

This jersey originated from the personal collection of Bob Gainey. Mr. Gainey’s signed letter will accompany your purchase.

This white mesh gamer by Cosby was worn by Bob Gainey while skating for the Prince of Wales Conference during the 1980 NHL All Star Game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Montreal Canadiens selected Gainey with the 8th overall pick in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft. Gainey would spend all 16 years and 1160 games of his Hall of Fame playing career with Les Habitants. During that time, he established himself as the best defensive forward of his generation and for that matter of all-time. The prestigious Frank J. Selke Trophy was created to honor Gainey, and as such he captured it in its first four years of existence. Gainey won five Stanley Cup Championships during his career and was the Conn Smythe winner as playoff MVP in 1978-79, as the Canadiens officially became a hockey dynasty by winning their 4th consecutive Stanley Cup, a feat accomplished by only three teams in the history of the sport. During the Cold War era of the mid to late 1970’s, the Soviet Union considered Gainey to be the North America’s best all-around player, quite a statement. Gainey is a four-time NHL All Star who also represented Team Canada in the 1976 and 1981 Canada Cups. Gainey was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992 in his first year of eligibility.

Sewn to the collar of this gamer are the manufacturers, wash and size tagging. The game wear on this size 54 sweater is light as would be expected and consists of stick marks, board burns and inner pilling. A terrific piece of NHL All Star Game history that was worn by this five-time Stanley Cup Champion and NHL Hall of Famer. Hailing from Bob Gainey’s personal collection and accompanied by his signed letter, this vintage gamer is now 40 years removed from the ice and ready to take a prominent place in your Hall of Fame collection.