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1984-85 Terry O'Reilly Bruins Game Worn Jersey
Lot #10

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1984-85 Terry O'Reilly Bruins Game Worn Jersey
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1984-85 Terry O'Reilly Bruins Game Worn Jersey
Lot #10

This road black heavy mesh gamer by CCM was worn by Terry O’Reilly during his last season in the NHL. O’Reilly patrolled the right wing for the Boston Bruins for all 13 seasons of his NHL career. During that time he registered over 200 goals and 2000 PIMS. He was twice an NHL All Star, often showcasing his offensive talents.

During the 1977-78 season, O’Reilly led the Bruins in scoring with 29 goals and 90 points. O’Reilly is probably best remembered for his on-ice fights of which there were many. He is a dominant figure on any Big Bad Bruins fight tape from the 1970’s or 1980’s. O’Reilly served as full-time team Captain for his final 2 seasons, following the retirement of Wayne Cashman. To this day, Terry remains one of the most beloved sports figures in the history of Boston sports.

Sewn proudly to the left breast of this gamer is the Captain’s “C”. The goalie cut shortened sleeves and custom fight strap add to the allure of this jersey. O’Reilly certainly wasn’t timid during his final season, which saw him play 63 games. Both his total of 168 penalty minutes and the absolute pouding this sweater has undergone remain as evidence that this warrior finished his career the way he began it.

This sweater is littered with game wear and fight abuse. There are many heavy stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer and inner pilling. The neck has been yanked on quite a few times and even houses a repair. In all we count in excess of two-dozen healthy sized team-sewn repairs that cover parts of the sleeves, neck, belly, chest, shoulders and back of this fabulous gamer. The game wear couldn’t be more reflective of the player that so proudly wore it, while representing the franchise he loved. This is one of the nicest O’Reilly’s we’ve seen come to market and it is with great pleasure that we make this available for someone to add as the cornerstone of their collection.