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1998-99 Mark Messier Vancouver Canucks Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #117

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1998-99 Mark Messier Vancouver Canucks Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #117
This road black knit gamer by CCM was worn by Mark Messier during the 1998-99 NHL season. It was with the 48th overall selection in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft that the Edmonton Oilers struck gold by drafting one of the greatest leaders in sports history. After a disappointing year in the WHA that saw Messier score only 1 goal and 11 points in 52 games, he joined the Edmonton Oilers and began what would be one of the all-time great NHL careers. Mark spent a quarter-century, 25-years exactly playing in the NHL, wow! His NHL accomplishments are legendary and lengthy. The highlights include 694-goals, good for 7th all-time; 1193-assists, 3rd all-time; 1887-points, 2nd all-time; 1756 games played, 2nd all-time. His playoff totals are just as impressive with 109-goals, 2nd all-time; 186-assists, 2nd all-time; 295-points, 2nd all-time.

Messier played in 7 Stanley Cup Finals and walked away victorious 6 times. It was during his 12-years in Edmonton that Messier won his first 5 Stanley Cup titles. After the Oilers dynasty was dismantled, Messier found himself in the Big Apple where he played for 10 of the next 13 seasons. It was in New York that Messier engineered one of the greatest assaults at the Stanley Cup that the hockey world had ever seen, helping to break a 54-year hex and leading the Rangers to Stanley Cup glory. In between his days on Broadway, Messier headed northwest and spent 3 seasons energizing the passionate Vancouver Canucks fans. Messier is the only professional athlete to have ever Captained two different championship teams.

The highlights of Messier’s impressive mantel are 2 Hart Trophies as NHL MVP, 2 Lester B. Pearson Trophies as the NHL’s outstanding player as selected by the NHLPA and a Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP that he captured in leading the Oilers to their first ever Stanley Cup title, a win that jump started a dynasty. Messier was 5-times a 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star and played in 15 NHL All Star games. On the international stage ‘The Moose’ represented team Canada in 3 Canada Cups and the World Cup of Hockey. He also represented Team NHL in Rendezvous ’87.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this size 56 gamer is the Captain’s “C”. The game wear on this sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, numerous board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, a well salted fight strap, pulls and inner pilling. On the back player number is a beautiful black sharpie signature in Messier’s own hand. Shown above are some outstanding photo matches of Messier wearing this exact jersey during the 1998-99 season. Sewn to the inside hem is the official Vancouver Canucks game worn jersey tagging. Any and all Messier gamers have been notoriously tough to acquire, as they are highly coveted by collectors everywhere. Mark’s 3 season stint with the Canucks was by far the shortest of his NHL career and thus ironclad documented Messier Vancouver game worn jerseys have been tough as nails to obtain. Offered here is a stunning photo matched road Canucks gamer, complete with a letter of honor, which was worn by perhaps the greatest leader of our lifetime, Choice!