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1985-87 Lanny McDonald Calgary Flames 1986 Stanley Cup Finals Game Worn Jersey – “1988 Calgary Olympic” - Photo Match
Lot #6

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1985-87 Lanny McDonald Calgary Flames 1986 Stanley Cup Finals Game Worn Jersey – “1988 Calgary Olympic” - Photo Match
Lot #6
This jersey originated from the personal collection of Lanny McDonald and will be accompanied by a letter signed by Mr. McDonald.

This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Lanny McDonald during the 1985-86 Stanley Cup playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals as well as the 1986-87 NHL season. The Toronto Maple Leafs selected McDonald with the 4th overall pick in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft. Lanny began what would become a Hall of Fame career with the Leafs that same year. He spent his first 6+ seasons in Toronto where he established himself as one of the game’s true superstars. A trade midway thru the 1979-80 season sent Lanny to Colorado where he remained for parts of 3 years prior to joining the Calgary Flames. McDonald played out his career with the Flames, which spanned 8 years and saw him lead his club to a pair of Stanley Cup Finals. Lanny’s final NHL game saw him proudly hoist his 1st Stanley Cup as the Flames defeated the Montreal Canadiens in the 1989 Stanley Cup Finals, the first in franchise history.

Lanny scored exactly 500 goals and 1006 points during his career. His career best 66 goals came with the Flames during the 1982-83 season, which is also a franchise record. Lanny also strung together 4-consecutive 40+ goal campaigns in the late 1970’s where he starred with the Maple Leafs playing alongside fellow Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler. McDonald was twice a 2nd Team NHL All Star, was a 4-time NHL All Star game participant, played in the 1979 Challenge Cup against the Russians and was on the celebrated 1976 Canada Cup team that proved victorious against the Czechs in the Finals. Also on the mantel are the 1983 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, the 1988 King Clancy Memorial Trophy and the 1989 Bud Man of the Year Award.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the Captain’s “C”. Sewn to the left shoulder is the 1988 Calgary Olympic patch. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, material pulls, stitch pops, heavy inner pilling, a torn and partially repaired front collar and a couple of additional team-sewn repairs including a 4” long sewn job adjacent to the back player number. Shown above are some beautiful photo matches of McDonald wearing this exact jersey during the 1986 Stanley Cup playoffs and the 1986-87 regular season. Stitching outlines of both a “C” and “A” exist beneath the current Captain’s “C” as Lanny alternated the letters of honor with Doug Risebrough and Jim Peplinski back in that era.

Lanny first wore this jersey as he led the Calgary Flames thru the 1986 playoffs to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance in franchise history where they fell to the Montreal Canadiens. McDonald wore this jersey again during the 1986-87 regular season with the 1988 Calgary Olympic patch added to the shoulder. This jersey was originally introduced to the hobby directly from Lanny McDonald’s personal collection a handful of years ago and a letter signed by Mr. McDonald will accompany your purchase. An incredible opportunity to acquire a well-worn patched and photo matched Lanny McDonald Stanley Cup Finals sweater with incredible provenance and sporting the prestigious letter of honor, choice!