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1986-87 Marc Laforge Binghamton Whalers Game Worn Jersey – “50-Year AHL Anniversary” - Debut Professional Jersey
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1986-87 Marc Laforge Binghamton Whalers Game Worn Jersey – “50-Year AHL Anniversary” - Debut Professional Jersey
Lot #202

GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET is pleased to bring this exciting collection of game worn enforcers, tough guys and instigators to the hobby exclusively thru our Fall 2018 Auction. These 11 NHL and minor league game worn jerseys have been held in a private collection since being purchased beginning nearly 20 years ago and have been out of hobby circulation ever since. Included in this group of legendary tough guys are some extremely difficult to find players and styles, most which are being offered at auction for the first time!

This road green mesh gamer by Jay Vee was last worn by Marc Laforge during the 1986-87 AHL season, his rookie year. This jersey was originally worn by US Olympian David Jensen during the 1985-86 AHL season. The Hartford Whalers selected Laforge in the 2nd round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to beginning his pro career, Laforge set the Kingston Canadians all-time record for PIMS with 686. A year later, while with Sudbury, Laforge received what was essentially a lifetime ban from the OHL for his act of attacking 8 opposing players who were already involved in other fights and then slamming the opposing goalies head into the ice during the same on-ice brawl. This feared enforcer played a 15-year pro career that spanned 1986-87 thru 2000-01. Most of that time was spent in the AHL and IHL. Laforge made his NHL debut with the Hartford Whalers in 1989-90. He played in one other NHL season, 1993-94 with the Edmonton Oilers. All told this tough guy racked up better than 3000 career PIMS as a pro!

The sleeves on this gamer have been customized for Laforge. Sewn to the rear hem of this gamer is the AHL’s 50-year anniversary patch The game wear on this size X-Large sweater consists of stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, fight abuse, washed out bloodstains, a custom fight strap and fine inner pilling. Laforge inherited this sweater upon his arrival to Binghamton during the 1986-87 AHL playoffs, after Kingston’s OHL season came to an end. Fight collectors know how difficult it’s been to find a Laforge gamer. This well-worn patched and customized example was worn by Laforge during his professional debut and has long been out of hobby circulation. In fact, this is the first Laforge minor league sweater we’ve ever had the pleasure to offer.