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1988-89 Mike Modano Minnesota North Stars Game Worn Jersey - Rookie - Photo Match
Lot #7

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1988-89 Mike Modano Minnesota North Stars Game Worn Jersey - Rookie - Photo Match
Lot #7

This road green air-knit gamer by CCM and Team Choice was worn by Mike Modano during the first road game of his career! Mike was the 1st overall selection in the 1988 NHL entry draft, going to the North Stars. He was the face of the Minnesota/Dallas franchise for 20 years while compiling certain Hall of Fame statistics. Having just completed his first season with the Detroit Red Wings, Mike has scored 561 goals, 813 assists and 1374 points during his career. He has played in eight NHL All Star games, was 2nd Team NHL All Star in 2000 and has represented Team USA in numerous international competitions including a Canada Cup, 2 World Cups and 3 Olympic Games. The mantel was finally made complete when Mike captured the Stanley Cup a decade ago in Dallas.

In 1988-89, following a 41-game season with the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL that saw Mike score 39 goals and 105 points he finally got his first taste of NHL action. The North Stars called the young 18-year old up just in time for the playoffs. He would see action in 2 Norris Division Semi-Finals playoff games against the St. Louis Blues. Offered here is Modano’s first ever, green game worn jersey, worn during the 1989 playoffs on the road in St. Louis.

Shown above are several stunning photo matches of Modano wearing this exact jersey during his first ever NHL game. Luckily, the cameras were snapping as the NHL’s reigning 1st overall draft choice took the ice for the first time at only 18 years of age. This jersey has been customized by the North Stars, the hem having been shortened. Removed from the left breast is the alternate Captain’s “A”, a letter worn earlier that season by Dennis Maruk who wore this jersey during the road games he partook in during his 6-games of play in 1988-89. The game wear on this sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, fine inner pilling and some team-sewn repair work. Also worthy of mention are areas of sweat staining and a heavily salted fight strap, likely caused from what would have been a nerve racking time that would surely make any 18-year-old perspire as the entire hockey world watched his every move. This incredible Hall of Fame caliber offering will surely please any serious North Stars, 500-Goal, Hall of Fame or USA collector. Your opportunity to land Mike Modano's photo matched rookie game worn jersey, Choice!