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1983-84 Mike Bullard Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey
Lot #48

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1983-84 Mike Bullard Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey
Lot #48
This Sunday Gold mesh alternate gamer by Sandow SK was worn by Mike Bullard during the 1983-84 NHL 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 size 50 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired burn holes, inner pilling and significant team-sewn repair work after an apparent cut away. This sweater has repair work beginning at the front collar and extending down into the crest and then wrapping around the crest and running to the bottom front hem. Further, there is matching repair work that begins at the front right and left sides of the collar and extends thru the breasts, upper arms and down to both wrists. We can say this is one of the most severely cut away and subsequently repaired sweaters that we’ve ever handled. Removed from the verso and lost to history is the nameplate. An intriguing Sunday Gold that should appeal mightily to the Penguins collectors.