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1990-91 Guy Lafleur Quebec Nordiques Game Worn Jersey
Lot #20

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1990-91 Guy Lafleur Quebec Nordiques Game Worn Jersey
Lot #20

This road blue knit gamer by CCM was worn by Guy Lafleur during the 1990-91 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 also 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 his final NHL season. The game wear on this sweater consists of a good number of stick and slash marks that are mainly concentrated on the lower front and back, as well as fine inner pilling in both sleeves. On the crest resides a black sharpie signature in Lafleur’s own hand. Most incredible of all is the impeccable condition of this jersey. As we all know from experience the fragile nature of the screened on name, numbers and fleur-di-lis’ were very prone to peeling and cracking. As improbable as it sounds, this example is in nearly flawless Gem Mint condition with still vibrant bright white colors and no peeling or cracking other than the tiniest tick on one of Guy’s sleeve numbers as seen in the close up photos above. This is clearly the finest example, from a condition standpoint, of a screened on Nordiques gamer that we’ve ever had the pleasure of handling. Having been worn by “The Flower” only further enhances this Hall of Fame quality gamer. A truly amazing offering worn by one of hockey’s all-time greats during his last NHL season, choice!