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2000-01 Mario Lemieux NHL All Star Game Worn Jersey – “2001 All Star” – NHLPA Letter
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2000-01 Mario Lemieux NHL All Star Game Worn Jersey – “2001 All Star” – NHLPA Letter
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2000-01 Mario Lemieux NHL All Star Game Worn Jersey – “2001 All Star” – NHLPA Letter
Lot #81
This blue air-knit gamer by CCM was worn by Mario Lemieux during the 2000-01 NHL All Star Game in Colorado. The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Lemieux with the 1st overall pick in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Mario made his NHL debut in 1984-85 with the Penguins where he spent his entire 17-year NHL career, eventually becoming 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 two points per game throughout his entire career is simply astounding, and is second 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 two-time Stanley Cup champion, having won the Conn Smythe Trophy in both of those seasons as playoff MVP. He won four Lester B. Pearson Trophies as the NHL’s outstanding player, 6 Art Ross Trophies as the NHL’s leading scorer and three Hart Memorial Trophies as the NHL’s MVP. Mario partook in 10 NHL All Star games and was named a 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star an incredible 9 times! An Olympic Gold Medal and the 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”. Sewn to the right breast is the 2001 NHL All Star Game patch. The game wear on this size 58 sweater contains some noticeable sweat staining around the collar and is overall on the lighter side as would be expected. Sewn to the fight strap is the official alphanumeric code. On the back player number is a beautiful black sharpie signature in Lemieux’s own hand. Le Magnifique returned to the NHL in 2000-01 following a three-year absence and scored a goal and assisted on another in leading his North American Team to victory in the annual classic. A beautiful patched example, complete with the coveted letter of honor and hailing from Lemieux’s triumphant return to the NHL and its annual classic, choice! This jersey will be accompanied by an NHLPA letter.