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1986-87 Bob Probert Detroit Red Wings Game Worn Jersey - Video Match
Lot #538

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1986-87 Bob Probert Detroit Red Wings Game Worn Jersey - Video Match
Lot #538

This home white knit gamer by CCM and Eastside was worn by Bob Probert during the 1986-87 NHL season, his 2nd 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 1988 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 and during that time posted a career best 398 PIMS in 1987-88. After some off ice problems, Probert’s career landed him in Chicago where he ran roughshot over the league with the Blackhawks for the next 7 seasons. Still willing to mix things up, Probert’s posted 326 PIMS in 1996-97, the highest total during his Blackhawks tenure. All told Bob played for 16 seasons in the NHL and retired as one of the NHL’s 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 that witnessed his wrath. Sadly, Bob passed away last summer at only 46 years of age.

This hammered jersey was worn by Probert during his sophomore season. The game wear on this vintage Detroit knit is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, gobs of inner pilling and a couple of handfuls of team-sewn repairs. Fight abuse is evident all over this amazing jersey in the form of a decimated fight strap, which has partially torn away and is full of salt and rust; the back of the collar which has been crudely repaired after having been torn straight down to the shoulder seam and then along the seam itself; the entire collar has been stretched out and features loads of stitch pops and let us not forget the washed out bloodstains. Shown above are video highlights taken from the 1987 Conference Finals that show Probert wearing this exact jersey on home ice against the Edmonton Oilers. This hammered, video matched example is clearly one of the finest Probert gamers that exists in the hobby. A fight collector’s holy grail, which should attract plenty of spirited bidding, best of luck!