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1982-83 Grant Fuhr Oilers Game Worn Mask - 2nd Season - Photo Matched - Video Matched
Lot #290

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1982-83 Grant Fuhr Oilers Game Worn Mask - 2nd Season - Photo Matched - Video Matched
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1982-83 Grant Fuhr Oilers Game Worn Mask - 2nd Season - Photo Matched - Video Matched
Lot #290

This spectacular goalie mask was worn by Grant Fuhr during the 1982-83 NHL season, his 2nd in the league. Fuhr is a member of the NHL’s elusive 400-win club. This club is limited to 9 goaltenders in the history of the sport. Included in this select list are Roy, Belfour, Brodeur, Sawchuk, Plante, Joseph, Esposito, Hall and of course Fuhr.

Grant was the main man in goal for the dynasty that was the Edmonton Oilers of the 1980’s. His stellar netminding helped the Oilers to 5 Stanley Cups in a 7-year period. He was unquestionably among the best goalies in the entire game during his era. His better than 90 career playoff wins rank him among the all-time elite. Fuhr was twice a 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star and played in 6 NHL All Star games. In addition to his 5 Stanley Cups, Grant has (1) Jenning’s Trophy for fewest goals allowed and (1) Vezina trophy for most valuable goalie in the NHL. Fuhr represented Team Canada in both the 1984 and 1987 Canada Cup’s and was named to the 1987 Canada Cup All Star team. He was also the NHL’s netminder against the Russians in Rendezvous ‘87. Following a 19-year NHL career, Fuhr was inducted on the first ballot into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003.

This unbelievable piece of NHL history was produced by mask maker Gerry Schultz. Schultz had a stable of clients with connections to Western Canada, the most notable of which was Fuhr himself. The paint job on this quarter century old relic features Oilers team colors and Grant’s number 31 inside of a blue oil drop on both sides. A label on the inside has Fuhr’s name as well as the name and address of its maker Gerry Schultz.

This heavy duty mask shows fantastic game use. The interior padding is well worn and intact. Atop the oil drop, on the left temple, is a significant sign of use which can be seen perfectly in the accompanying video matches that are shown above. Also shown above are photo matches of Grant wearing this mask in games against the North Stars and Canucks. This historic 2nd year mask was formerly part of Bob Mummery’s personal collection; Bob Mummery was the well known team photographer of the Edmonton Oilers. Worthy of display in the Hockey Hall of Fame, this mask is now ready to take up permanent residence in the collection of the high bidder.