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1998-99 Claude Lemieux Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - Team Letter
Lot #256

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1998-99 Claude Lemieux Colorado Avalanche Game Worn Jersey - Team Letter
Lot #256
This road burgundy air-knit gamer by Starter was worn by Claude Lemieux during the 1998-99 NHL season. The Montreal Canadiens selected Lemieux in the 2nd round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. In a career that spanned 21 seasons, Claude led his teams to 4 Stanley Cup titles and ranks among the all-time elite in playoff scoring. Claude partook in 233 playoff games and scored 158 points while racking up 529 PIMS. He was awarded with the 1995 Conn Smythe Trophy after leading the New Jersey Devils to their first ever Stanley Cup championship. As a rookie in 1986, Claude was a late season callup who played the full slate of playoff contests as the Canadiens captured the Stanley Cup. His regular season career totals include 379 goals, 786 points and 1777 PIMS. Claude also holds the distinction of being one of the leagues most despised players by the opposition. He was a solid 2-way player that was considered feisty or dirty depending on who you asked. The 1995-96 season was a special one for Claude. As the reigning playoff MVP he had a lot to live up to with his new teammates in Colorado. Claude didn’t disappoint. In 79 regular season contests he notched 39 goals, 71 points and 119 PIMS while playing ferocious defense against the opposing teams elite. Come playoff time, Lemieux lived up to expectations yet again as he helped a 3rd different franchise, this time the 1st year Colorado Avalanche, to the Stanley Cup.

The game wear on this 1st set size 56 goalie cut sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, inner pilling and a handful of team-sewn repairs, some of the material backed variety. A beautiful black sharpie signature in Claude’s own hand sits on the back player number. A tremendous example that was worn by a man who defined “clutch”. This jersey will be accompanied by an Avalanche team letter.