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1988-89 Ed Belfour Chicago Blackhawks Game Worn Jersey Rookie - First NHL Jersey - Retired Number - Photo Match - Video Match
Lot #32

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1988-89 Ed Belfour Chicago Blackhawks Game Worn Jersey Rookie - First NHL Jersey - Retired Number - Photo Match - Video Match
Lot #32

This road red knit gamer by CCM and Gunzo’s was worn by Ed Belfour during the 1988-89 NHL season, his rookie year. After playing a lone season for the Fighting Sioux at the University of North Dakota and winning a National Championship, this undrafted Hall of Fame goalie began his 18-year NHL career with the Blackhawks back in 1988-89. He tended goal for 9 seasons in Chicago, part of one season in San Jose, five in Dallas, three in Toronto and 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 1990-91 Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year, four Jennings Trophies and two Vezina Trophies as the NHL’s best Goalie. Eddie played in five NHL All Star games and was three times a 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star. The Eagle was also a winner of hockey’s most prized possession, the Stanley Cup, which he won with the Dallas Stars.

Eddie “The Eagle” quickly became a fan favorite in Chicago where, in his first full season with the club, he played in 74 games. It wasn’t long before Belfour had backstopped his Hawks to the Stanley Cup Finals where they eventually fell to the great Penguins team 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 Chicago and Dallas fans alike.

This spectacular rookie jersey bears the prettiest logo in all of sports and was the first that Belfour wore during his NHL career. Belfour wore this gamer during training camp in 1988, 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 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 1988-89 season. 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 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 also been worn by Hawks Goalie Warren Skorodenski during a prior season. A tremendous photo and video matched offering, chock full of Blackhawks Goaltending history. that was Hall of Famer, Eddie “The Eagle” Belfour’s first NHL gamer as well as the last jersey to sport Glenn Hall’s retired player number 1, choice!