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1981-82 Russ Anderson Hartford Whalers Game Worn Jersey – “10-year Anniversary”
Lot #196

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1981-82 Russ Anderson Hartford Whalers Game Worn Jersey – “10-year Anniversary”
Lot #196

GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is pleased to bring this exciting collection of game worn enforcers, tough guys and instigators to the hobby exclusively thru our Spring 2019 Auction. These 10 NHL, WHA 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 road green mesh gamer by Sandow SK was worn by Russ Anderson during the 1981-82 NHL season. The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Anderson in the 2nd round of the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. After playing his college hockey at the University of Minnesota, Anderson made his NHL debut in 1976-77 with the Penguins. Anderson spent his first 6 years in the league with Pittsburgh until a deal sent him to the Hartford Whalers in 1981-82. Russ spent parts of two seasons with the Whalers and was their Team Captain during his only full season with the club. Anderson then wrapped up his career with a couple of seasons in Los Angeles. This tough guy racked up a career single season best 171 PIMS in 57 games played in 1982-83 with the Hartford Whalers while serving as their Team Captain.

Sewn to the left shoulder of this gamer is the Hartford Whalers 10-year anniversary patch. The game wear on this size XL sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, stitch pops, collar pilling and inner pilling. A custom fight strap has been affixed to the inside back player number. A terrific patched example from Anderson’s first season with the Whalers.