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1989-90 Bobby Carpenter Boston Bruins Game Worn Jersey – “1990 Stanley Cup Finals”
Lot #39

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1989-90 Bobby Carpenter Boston Bruins Game Worn Jersey – “1990 Stanley Cup Finals”
Lot #39

This home white air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Bobby Carpenter during the 1989-90 NHL season. The Washington Capitals selected Carpenter with the 3rd overall pick in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Carpenter burst onto the scene in Washington, netting 32 goals and 67 points as a rookie. Merely a few seasons later Carpenter became the first US born player to score 50 goals in a season, doing so in 1984-85 with the Caps where he spent his first 6 years in the league. Bobby would next suit up for the Rangers for a partial season and the Kings for parts of 3 more before joining the Boston Bruins in 1989. Carpenter revived his career in Beantown and went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1990. After 4 years with Boston, Carpenter returned to Washington for a season before joining the New Jersey Devils in 1993-94. Bobby’s leadership proved valuable to the Devils who lost a heartbreaking 7-game ECF Series in his first year in New Jersey. The Devils and Carpenter won the Stanley Cup the very next season, a first for both. Carpenter spent his final 6 NHL seasons in a New Jersey uniform. All told, this NHL All Star ended his career with 320 goals and 728 points and an induction to the US Hockey Hall of Fame setting the standard for American born players to follow.

Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals patch. The sleeves on this jersey have been altered. The game wear on this sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer from the old Boston Garden, a fight strap that has lost the battle to salt and corrosion and inner pilling. The history of this jersey dates back to the early 1990’s when it was acquired directly from the Boston Bruins as part of the sale of their team sets. Since that time, this jersey has had but two owners. For full disclosure it was brought to our attention that the original owner laundered this jersey numerous times as well as adding an extension to the sleeve cuffs. After acquiring the jersey many years ago, our consignor had the sleeve alterations professionally undone and brought back to their original shortened state. Unfortunately, the heavy laundering over the years by this jersey’s first owner has rendered photo matching this jersey a near impossibility. Research has shown that many of the Bruins wore more than one home jersey during the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals. Game 1 of the Finals took place in Boston and went to triple OT. The lengthy contest combined with the unusual warmth during the early summer at the Boston Garden caused many of the players to switch jerseys due to heavy sweating. A nice offering worn by this US Hockey Hall of Famer and 50-Goal man with terrific provenance that dates back to the 2nd year of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Patch program.