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1988-89 Guy Lafleur New York Rangers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #19

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1988-89 Guy Lafleur New York Rangers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #19

This road blue heavy mesh gamer by CCM and Cosby was worn by Guy Lafleur during the 1988-89 NHL season. Lafleur is considered one of the game’s all-time greats and was so recognized in the now revered ‘The Hockey News’ book that ranked the 50 greatest players in NHL history. Guy was honored as the 11th greatest player in NHL history in that publication.

His numerous career accomplishments include 6 NHL All Star appearances, 6 consecutive 1st Team NHL All Star selections from 1975-1980, the 1978 plus/minus award, the 1977 Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, 3 Art Ross Trophies for leading the NHL in scoring, 3 Lester B. Pearson Awards as the NHL’s outstanding player and 2 Hart Trophies as the NHL’s MVP.

Guy scored 50 goals in 6 consecutive seasons from 1974-75 thru 1979-80. During that period, Lafleur averaged 54 goals, 74 assists and 128 points per season, just flat out dominating the sport. In 1126 regular season games Guy totaled 560 goals, 793 assists and 1353 points. In 128 playoff contests Lafleur tallied 58 goals and 134 points. He won 5 Stanley Cups with the franchise of the decade of the 1970’s, the Montreal Canadiens. He was not only the face of the late 1970’s Montreal dynasty, but that of the entire NHL.

Lafleur retired in 1984 in what was then his 14th season in the league. After 3 years in retirement, ‘The Flower’ decided to wage a comeback, thus shocking the hockey world. Guy took his act to the grand stage of Broadway after inking a deal with the New York Rangers where he spent the 1988-89 season. After a successful campaign in New York, Lafleur returned to where it all began, the province of Quebec, and suited up for the Nordiques for the next two seasons before retiring for good at the age of 39.

Offered here is Lafleur’s road blue gamer from that historic comeback season with New York. Guy, who played in 67 games that year, tallied a most respectable 18 goals and 45 points. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, heavy inner pilling, heavily salted and well-rusted snaps on the fight strap and a couple of handfuls of team-sewn repairs. Also worthy of mention is a gigantic repair job to the rear hem that effectively covers up the Cosby logo. A tremendous offering from Lafleur’s historic comeback that is Hall of Fame worthy.