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1981-82 Mike Bullard Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey – Rookie - Photo Match
Lot #25

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1981-82 Mike Bullard Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey – Rookie - Photo Match
Lot #25
This road black mesh gamer by Sandow SK was worn by Mike Bullard during the 1981-82 NHL season, his rookie season. The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Bullard with the 9th overall pick in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He partook in 19 games including the playoffs in 1980-81 and then played his first full season with the Penguins in 1981-82. Bullard lit the lamp 36 times that year en route to what was a very successful NHL career. Mike spent parts of 7 seasons in Pittsburgh before a deal sent him to Calgary during the 1987-88 campaign.

After lighting things up in Calgary, the Flames dealt Bullard to the Blues as the principal in exchange for Doug Gilmour. Shortly thereafter, the Blues dealt Bullard to the Flyers where he spent the next 2 seasons. After a year in Europe, Mike returned to the NHL and spent a season in Toronto. A couple of years later the fire was still burning and Mike took his craft to Europe where he spent the next 11 years, playing until he was 42 years of age! In 727 NHL games, Bullard netted 329 goals and scored 674 points. He scored a career best 51 goals with the Penguins in 1983-84 and also recorded single season totals of 41 with Pittsburgh and 48 with the Flames. His 51-goal season earned him a spot in the 1984 NHL All Star game.

The game wear on this sweater is tremendous and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, inner pilling and in excess of 30 team-sewn repairs! Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Bullard wearing this exact jersey during the 1981-82 season. Bullard struck for 36 goals while wearing this sweater during his first full NHL season. A well-worn photo matched example that would enhance any collection of Penguins gamers.