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2010-11 Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks Game Worn Jersey – “20-year Anniversary” - 1st Captain’s Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #153

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2010-11 Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks Game Worn Jersey – “20-year Anniversary” - 1st Captain’s Jersey - Photo Match
Lot #153

This road white air-knit gamer by Reebok was worn by Joe Thornton during the 2010-11 NHL season. The Boston Bruins selected Thornton with the 1st overall pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Thornton began his NHL career with the Bruins in 1997-98 at the age of 18. It was during Joe’s 8th NHL season that the Bruins decided to trade him to San Jose. Ironically, Joe was off to a quick start that year with the Bruins, a trend that accelerated after arriving in the Shark Tank. The 2005-06 season saw Thornton assist on 92 goals and score 114 points, both career best totals that were good enough to capture the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP as well as the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer. This was the first time that such honors were awarded to a player that played for two different teams in a season. Joe is now in his 13th season with the San Jose Sharks. In a career that has thus far spanned about 1500 games, Thornton is averaging about a point per over the course of his 20-year NHL career. Thornton is already in the NHL’s top 20 for all-time points and he is nearing in on the top 10 for all-time assists. Joe was named 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star 4 times and has played in 6 NHL All Star games. On the international stage, Thornton has represented Team Canada in the World Championships, 2 World Cups of Hockey and 2 Olympics.

Proudly sewn to the left breast of this gamer is the Captain’s “C”. Sewn to the left sleeve is the San Jose Sharks 20-year anniversary patch. The game wear on this 1st set size 58+ sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, un-repaired burn holes, reinforced stitching to the Captain’s “C” and inner pilling. Shown above are some beautiful photo matches of Thornton wearing this exact jersey during three different months over the course of the 2010-11 season. Sewn to the inside hem is the official San Jose Sharks game worn jersey tagging. According to the Sharks tagging, Thornton wore this jersey from 9/22/10 through 2/5/11. The 2010-11 season was Thornton’s first as the Sharks team Captain, making this sweater Joe’s first Captain’s jersey! This is just the 2nd time we’ve had the pleasure to offer one of Thornton’s San Jose game worn jerseys at Auction. A beautiful photo matched and anniversary patched gamer worn by this future Hall of Famer during his first year as the Sharks Team Captain!