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1988-89 Uwe Krupp Buffalo Sabres Game Worn Jersey
Lot #80

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1988-89 Uwe Krupp Buffalo Sabres Game Worn Jersey
Lot #80

This road blue knit gamer by CCM was worn by Uwe Krupp during the 1988-89 NHL season. The Buffalo Sabres selected Krupp in the 11th round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. Born in Cologne, Germany, this towering 6’ 6” defenseman spent a handful of years playing in Germany before joining the Sabres in 1986-87. Early on in his 6th season with Buffalo, Uwe was dealt to the New York Islanders as part of the Pat LaFontaine - Pierre Turgeon blockbuster. Krupp spent three years on the Island before joining the Quebec Nordiques in 1994-95. After just one strike shortened season with the Nords, the team relocated to Colorado where Uwe would spend the next 3 seasons and be an integral part of the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Championship. Krupp then joined the Detroit Red Wings and suffered a back injury that required back surgery and eventually forced a premature end to his NHL career. Krupp and the Red Wings captured the 2002 Stanley Cup, the second championship of his career. He played briefly for the Atlanta Thrashers in 2002-03 before announcing his retirement. Krupp represented the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL All Star game and played for Germany in the World Championships as well as the Olympics.

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, fine inner pilling and team-sewn repair work on the left sleeve and a massive sew job to the back collar which obviously suffered trauma and was subsequently repaired. The nameplate was removed from the upper verso and lost to history. A well-worn example from the early part of this towering German born defenseman’s NHL career.