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1985-86 Bob Probert Red Wings Game Worn Jersey - Rookie - "60-year Anniversary" - Video Match
Lot #168

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1985-86 Bob Probert Red Wings Game Worn Jersey - Rookie - "60-year Anniversary" - Video Match
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Probert vs. Coxe
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1985-86 Bob Probert Red Wings Game Worn Jersey - Rookie - "60-year Anniversary" - Video Match
Lot #168

This road red knit gamer by CCM and Eastside was worn by Bob Probert during the 1985-86 NHL season, his rookie year in the league. After being drafted in 1983, Probert made his NHL debut with Detroit during the 1985-86 season. He began doing his thing right from the start, chipping in 21 points and 186 PIMS in 44 games as a rookie. He would soon make a strong impact on the Wings.

In 1987 and 1988, Bob helped lead his team to the Conference Finals where they fell both times to the Oilers dynasty. In the 88 playoffs, Probert tallied 8 goals, 21 points and 51 PIMS in 16 games played, showing his true versatility. Probert spent his first 9 seasons with the Red Wings. After some off ice problems, Probert’s career landed him in Chicago where he ran roughshot over the league with the Blackhawks for 7 seasons. All told Bob played for 16 seasons in the NHL and retired as one of the all-time penalty minute leaders with 3300 PIMS! Considered one of the most feared men who ever laced up the skates, this tough guy will never be forgotten by the fans who witnessed his wrath.

Embroidered on the left shoulder of this rookie gamer is the Detroit Red Wings 60-year anniversary patch. The game wear on this jersey consists of stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired holes and fine inner pilling. Fight abuse is evident as the front of the collar has been tugged into a slight v-shaped separation.

Shown above are video highlights of Probert letting fly while wearing his road red during his rookie year. Our consignor recently spoke with Mr. Probert who when asked, recalled only having worn 1 home and 1 road jersey during his entire rookie year. Bob explained that he was called up mid-season his rookie year and didn’t play much other than being called upon to fight, etc... This would have been the jersey that Probert wore during his first ever NHL road game on 11/11/85. Bob would have also scored his first ever NHL point while wearing this jersey, registering an assist on 12/15/85 against the Chicago Black Hawks. Last but certainly not least, Probert was wearing this jersey during his first ever NHL fight against Vancouver’s Craig Coxe on 11/11/85 as he made his NHL road debut. For those who collect the all-time great heavyweights, presented here is a truly rare opportunity to acquire one of Bob’s rookie gamers. Good luck!