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1988-89 Ed Belfour Chicago Blackhawks Game Worn Jersey Rookie - First NHL Jersey - Photo Match - Video Match - Retired Number
Lot #11

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1988-89 Ed Belfour Chicago Blackhawks Game Worn Jersey Rookie - First NHL Jersey - Photo Match - Video Match - Retired Number
Lot #11
This road red knit gamer by CCM and Gunzo’s was worn by Ed Belfour during the 1988-89 NHL season, his rookie year. This Hall of Fame goaltender began his 18-year NHL career with the Blackhawks back in 1988 after attending the University of North Dakota. He tended goal for 9 seasons in Chicago, part of 1 season in San Jose, 5 in Dallas, 3 in Toronto and spent a final year in Florida. During that time Ed became 3rd on the all-time Wins list in NHL history, retiring with 484 Wins alongside a most impressive 2.50 GAA.



Belfour is tied with another Blackhawks legend, Tony Esposito, for 9th on the all-time shutouts list with 76. He won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in 1990-91, 4 Jennings Trophies and 2 Vezina Trophies as the leagues best goalie. “The Eagle” played in 5 NHL All Star games and was 3 times a 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star. Belfour also is a winner of hockey’s most prized possession, the Stanley Cup which he won with the Dallas Stars in 1999.
Belfour was rightfully inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.



Eddie “The Eagle” quickly became a fan favorite in Chicago. During his first full season with the club, he played in a career best 74 games, one of 3 times that Ed appeared in 70+ games during his career. The following season Belfour backstopped the Hawks to the Stanley Cup Finals where they eventually fell to the Lemieux led Penguins in 1992 despite his playoff heroics. Eddie will forever be looked upon as one of the best of his generation and will always hold a special place in the hearts of Blackhawks fans.



This spectacular rookie jersey bears the prettiest logo in all of sports and was the first that Eddie wore during his NHL career. Belfour wore this gamer during training camp in 88, the 1988-89 pre-season and during the 1988-89 regular season leading up to the retirement of Glenn Hall’s #1 on November 20th 1988. Prior to that night, Belfour started 4 road games while wearing this red Gunzo’s knit. The dates of those games and his opponents were: October 18th 1988 at Detroit; October 20th 1988 at St. Louis; October 22nd 1988 at Pittsburgh; November 11th 1988 at Winnipeg. It was the last time that anybody wore the player number 1 for the Chicago Blackhawks!

The game wear on this stunning goalie cut sweater is solid and consists of stick and puck marks, goal post and crossbar paint transfer, pulls and pilling. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Belfour wearing this exact jersey during the November 11th game at Winnipeg, the final time the player number 1 was ever worn in Hawks history! Also shown above are some fabulous video highlights of Belfour wearing this exact jersey during the October 22nd contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins. A copy of the video matched highlights will be placed on disc and will of course accompany your purchase, as will the photo match. On the inside crest is a beautiful black sharpie signature in Belfour’s own hand. The Gunzo’s logo on the back left tail and evidence of a nameplate change add further appeal to this offering and suggest that this jersey may have been also worn by Warren Skorodenski during a prior season. Here is your opportunity to acquire the very first NHL game worn jersey in the Hall of Fame career of goaltending legend Ed Belfour. This incredible piece of Chicago Blackhawks history will be accompanied by those stunning video matches as well as the photo match and will forever mark the last time that Glenn Hall’s retired player number 1 was ever worn by the Hawks, Hall of Fame worthy, choice!