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1987-88 Jimmy Carson Los Angeles Kings Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #94

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1987-88 Jimmy Carson Los Angeles Kings Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #94

This road purple knit gamer by CCM was worn by Jimmy Carson during the 1987-88 NHL season. The Los Angeles Kings selected Carson with the 2nd overall pick in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. This Southfield, MI native broke onto the NHL scene with the Kings, lighting the lamp 37 times with 79 points in his rookie season of 1986-87. His sophomore season saw Carson set career highs in goals with 55, assists with 52 and points with 107. It was after this spectacular year that Jimmy became the principal player in the trade that landed Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers. Carson’s first season in Edmonton saw him net 49 goals and total 100 points. Early the following year, the Oilers dealt Carson to the Detroit Red Wings. Jimmy spent parts of the next 4 seasons in the Motor City. He then returned to LA, spent a partial season in Vancouver and two more in Hartford before eventually retiring from the NHL. Carson represented the US in the World Championships and was also an NHL All Star.



The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, stitch pops, material pulls, fine pilling inside and out and a handful of team-sewn repairs. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Carson wearing this exact jersey during the 1987-88 season. It was Jimmy’s stellar play and immense promise while wearing this sweater that convinced the Edmonton Oilers to deal Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles in exchange for Carson as the principal player in return. A well-worn photo matched example that packs plenty of historic value.