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1997-98 Jimmy Carson New York Islanders Pre-Season Game Worn Jersey - Team Letter
Lot #420

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1997-98 Jimmy Carson New York Islanders Pre-Season Game Worn Jersey - Team Letter
Lot #420
This home white air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Jimmy Carson during the 1997-98 NHL pre-season. The Los Angeles Kings made Carson the 2nd overall selection in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. He broke onto the NHL scene with a bang, lighting the lamp 37 times with 79 points in his rookie season of 1986-87. His sophomore season saw Carson set career highs in goals with 55, assists with 52 and points with 107. It was after this spectacular year that Jimmy became the principal player in the trade that landed Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers. Carson’s first season in Edmonton saw him net 49 goals and total 100 points. Early the following year, the Oilers dealt Carson to the Detroit Red Wings. Jimmy spent parts of the next 4 seasons in the Motor City. He then returned to LA, spent a partial season in Vancouver and two more in Hartford before eventually retiring from the NHL. Carson represented the US in the World Championships and was also an NHL All Star.

Offered here is Carson’s last NHL jersey, worn as he tried to crack the New York Islanders roster in 1997-98. This jersey originates from the 1996-97 and 1997-98 team sets that we purchased directly from the New York Islanders back in the fall of 1998. This is one of the most rare jersey styles in New York Islanders team history. The Islanders wore these traditional crested jerseys as their alternates during the 1996-97 season and then again as their 1997-98 regular season set. The game wear on this size 56 goalie cut sweater is on the lighter side, as would be expected, and consists of some stick marks and nice areas of pilling on the sleeve cuff, the hip and inside. This jersey will be accompanied by an Islanders team letter.