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Gump Worsley Minnesota North Stars Autographed Wire Photo - Deceased
Lot #489

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Gump Worsley Minnesota North Stars Autographed Wire Photo - Deceased
Lot #489
Gump played parts of 21 NHL seasons with the Rangers, Canadiens and North Stars and, when he retired, had played more games at goal then anyone except Terry Sawchuk and Glenn Hall. He won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1965, 1966, 1968 and 1969 and won the Vezina trophy in 1966 and 1968. He was twice a first or second team NHL All Star and played in 4 All Star games. Gump was one of the last two goaltenders to play without a mask, doing so until his final NHL season. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1980. Worsley suffered a heart attack on January 22, 2007 and died four days later at age 77.

This wire photo, dated January 18, 1972, shows Gump making a save in his road green North Stars uniform. The photo reads “WORSLEY AT WORK--Gump Worsley, shown during a recent game in New York, is the oldest player in Tuesday night's National Hockey League All Star game. The 42-year -old goal tender for the Minnesota North Stars thought his career was finished after the 1970-71 season.”

The photo is in nice condition and the signature is beautiful.