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1993-94 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match
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1993-94 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #3

This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Mario Lemieux during the 1993-94 NHL season. The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Lemieux 1st overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Mario spent his entire career as a member of the Penguins, and eventually became the team’s owner. Lemieux’s career accomplishments are staggering. He ranks in the top 10 all-time in all 3 of the major NHL scoring categories. He retired following the 2005-06 season with 690 goals, 1033 assists and 1723 points. Try to comprehend what incredible scoring totals ‘Le Magnifique’ would have amassed if his health had allowed him to play an uninterrupted career. Mario’s average of better than an assist a game and nearly 2 points per game throughout his entire career is simply astounding, and is 2nd best in the history of the NHL. Lemieux won the Calder trophy as league’s top rookie in 1985, the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States in 2000 and the Bill Masterson Trophy for the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey in 1993.

The 1992-93 season was one of tremendous ups and downs for Lemieux. He assaulted the league with his gifted play, winning yet another scoring title despite having his season cut severely short due to Hodgkins disease. Lemieux is a 2-time Stanley Cup champion, having won the Conn Smythe Trophy in both of those seasons as playoff MVP. He won (4) Lester B. Pearson awards as the NHL’s outstanding player, (6) Art Ross Trophies for leading the NHL in scoring and (3) Hart Memorial Trophies as the league’s MVP. Double digit All Star games and being a 9-time 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star selection are also part of the impressive resume. An Olympic Gold Medal and a 1987 Canada Cup trophy also find room on the mantel. The accomplishments go on and on; needless to say Mario is among the small handful of players that can rightfully be discussed as the greatest to have ever played the game.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the Captain’s “C”. The game wear on this size 54 sweater is solid and consists of numerous stick and slash marks, board burns, hometown board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes and fine inner pilling. Shown above are some beautiful photo matches of Lemieux wearing this exact jersey during the 1993-94 season. Mario wore this sweater on home ice during the latter part of the regular season and into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Lemieux missed the majority of the 1993-94 season after suffering a back injury against Chicago in early November. In the 22 games Mario managed to play, he lit the lamp 17 times and added 20 assists for 37 points! “Le Magnifique” then went on to add 4 goals in 6 playoff games while wearing this sweater in front of the hometown fans. This spectacular well-worn offereing sports the coveted letter of honor and is accompanied by a number of beautiful photo matches. A truly wonderful Hall of Fame quality example that was worn as this all-time great performed his artistry, choice!