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Early 1980's Ray Bourque Bruins #7 Game Worn Jersey
Lot #4

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Early 1980's Ray Bourque Bruins #7 Game Worn Jersey
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Early 1980's Ray Bourque Bruins #7 Game Worn Jersey
Lot #4

This home white heavy mesh gamer by Sandow was worn by Ray Bourque during the early 1980’s. Bourque’s accomplishments are too lengthy to list in full; some of the highlights include: 1980 Calder Trophy for NHL Rookie of the Year, 1992 King Clancy Memorial Trophy as the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community, (12) 1st and (6) 2nd Team NHL All Star selections, 18 All Star game appearances, 5 Norris Trophies as leagues best defenseman and a Stanley Cup which he finally earned in his last season. Only Bobby Orr 8 and Doug Harvey 7 earned more Norris Trophies than did Ray.

Bourque is the all-time leading scorer among defenseman with 1579 points, which also places him among the elite on the all-time NHL scoring list. Ray is near the top on the all time assists list with 1169, trailing the likes of Gretzky, Messier and Francis. He is also the all-time leading goal scorer among defenseman with 410. Ray also resides in the top 10 all-time leading playoff scorers in NHL history. He was elected to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot in 2004.

This striking heavy mesh gamer has been custom altered to Bourque’s specs. The sleeves have been shortened just as Ray liked them during the early part of his career. The sides have also been taken in to provide Ray with a more snug fit. The Goal magazine cover shown above is a dead on style match which shows these exact customizations, only further enhancing this special offering.

The game wear on this vintage representation is solid consisting of stick marks. board burns, plenty of Boston Garden board paint transfer, fine inner pilling and a handful of team-sewn repairs. Bourque number 7 gamers have been nothing short of elusive and are considered among the hobbies most prized possessions. This spectacular home Sandow is now a quarter century old, and easily ranks among the finest Bourque gamers that exist in the hobby.