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1990 Finals Cam Neely Bruins Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Finals - Photo Matched - Video Matched
Lot #107

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1990 Finals Cam Neely Bruins Game Worn Jersey - Stanley Cup Finals - Photo Matched - Video Matched
Lot #107

This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Cam Neely during the 1989-90 NHL season. Following 3 seasons in Vancouver, Cam joined the Bruins for the start of the 1986-87 season. This marked the beginning of a love affair between Neely and the Boston Garden faithful. Neely would spend 10 seasons representing the city of Boston before injuries forced him to hang up the skates for good.

Neely was looked upon as the heart and soul of the team during his tenure with the Bruins. This era saw the franchise make the Stanley Cup Finals twice, only to fall at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty on both occasions. Cam, who was among the deadliest snipers of his era, amassed 395 goals during his injury-shortened career. His goals per game total as a Boston Bruin stands at a most impressive 65% clip, a mark which ranks among the all-time elite.

In addition to his immense talent, Neely played with an edge in the classic power forward style. Never shy about dropping the gloves, Cam racked up 1241 PIMS in 726 regular season games played. His playoff totals are also most impressive. Cam netted 57 goals and 168 PIMS in 98 playoff games played. In 1991 an unfortunate cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson cost a then 26-year old Neely literally hundreds of games lost due to injury.

Cam was coming off of back-to-back 50-goal campaigns, and had he avoided that fateful blow, he likely would have ended among the all-time goal scoring elite. That fateful leg injury cost him nearly 2 full seasons, and then parts of the remaining few he was able to play. In the 1993-94 season, playing through what was later described as terrible pain, Neely netted a remarkable 50 goals in only 49 games.

Cam was 4-times a 2nd team NHL All Star and played in 5 different NHL All Star games. In 1994 he was awarded the Bill Masterson trophy for the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Cam was deservedly inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.

Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals patch. Proudly sewn to the left breast is the alternate Captain’s “A”. The game wear on this sweater is solid consisting of many stick marks, board burns, board paint transfer, washed out bloodstains, inner pilling and several team-sewn repairs. Shown above are two photo matches and two video matches of Cam wearing this gamer during the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals! Clearly visible in the photos and video are two of the team sewn repairs, which stretch for a combined 5 inches, awesome.

The 1989-90 season was Neely’s first as a member of the 50-goal club, as he netted 55, a career high in 76 regular season contests. In 21 playoff games that season Cam scored 12 goals and 28 points to go along with 51 PIMS, helping lead the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals.  The 1990 playoffs were the 2nd of what would become an annual tradition that saw the NHL add Stanley Cup Finals patches to the player jerseys. This was the last time the Bruins played for the title. Looked upon by many as the ultimate collecting prize, this example should have Neely fans and Hall of Fame collectors alike lining up.