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1982-83 Paul Holmgren Flyers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #166

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1982-83 Paul Holmgren Flyers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #166

This home white heavy mesh gamer by Sandow SK was worn by Paul Holmgren during the 1982-83 NHL season. This St. Paul native’s short but meaningful career began in 1975 when he played for the WHA’s Minnesota Fighting Saints. A trade later that season brought him to Philadelphia, where he partook in a single game as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. He would spend the next 8 seasons proudly wearing the Flyers orange and black as he carried the torch of the Broad Street Bullies from years past. Many find it surprising that Holmgren left the Flyers in 1984 as their all-time PIM leader, which was no small feat.

Paul spent the end of his NHL career back in the city in which it began, as a member of the Minnesota North Stars where continual shoulder problems and surgeries took their toll and forced him into early retirement. Holmgren played in the 1981 NHL All Star game, a year which saw him eclipse the 300 PIM mark. During the Flyers ‘Streak’ year of 1979-80, Paul contributed 30 goals, 65 points and 267 PIMS in 74 games. Holmgren was a tough as nails pugilist who held his own against any and all comers during the rough and tumble years of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

The game wear on this heavy Sandow mesh is solid just as one would expect. There are stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, washed out bloodstains, inner pilling and in excess of 20 classic Philadelphia Flyers team-sewn repairs. Holmgren Philadelphia Flyers game worn jerseys are rarely ever seen in the hobby, residing high atop many Flyers fans and fight collectors wish lists. Here is a rare opportunity to acquire a spectacular game worn example.