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Late 1960ís Dave Woodley Oklahoma City Blazers Game Worn Jersey
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Late 1960ís Dave Woodley Oklahoma City Blazers Game Worn Jersey
Lot #412
This white dureen gamer by Wilson was likely worn by Dave Woodley circa the 1966-69 CHL seasons. This Victoria native made his minor-pro debut in 1966-67 with the Oklahoma City Blazers, winning the Adams Cup as a rookie. Woodley spent four seasons with the Blazers before moving on to play for the Quebec Aces in the AHL and then spending three more years in the WHL over the course of his 8-year professional career.

The Oklahoma City Blazers were the minor league affiliate for the Boston Bruins during the Bruins’ Championship Era. A number of the Big Bad Bruins passed thru Oklahoma City on their way to the NHL. The sheer number of NHL players that played for the Blazers in the 1960’s is staggering and includes Gerry Cheevers, Bernie Parent, Wayne Cashman, Derek Sanderson, Don Marcotte, Greg Sheppard, Harry Sinden, Ace Bailey, Doug Favell, J.P. Parise, Terry Crisp, Joe Watson, Dallas Smith, Glen Sather, Rick Smith, Bill Goldsworthy, Jean Pronovost, Ross Lonsberry, Jim Lorentz and Ivan Boldirev. In a four-year span from inception in 1965-66 thru 1968-69 the Blazers went to the playoffs all four seasons, won a pair of Adams Cup Championships and lost in the Finals another time.

This beautifully designed sweater is reminiscent of the Boston Bruins gamers from the era. They feature flaming tackle twill letters that make up the word Blazers across the chest. The game wear on this size 50 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, heavy board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, stitch pops, inner pilling and no less than a dozen team-sewn repairs. This is the first time that we’ve had the pleasure to handle one of these hobby rarities, and in fact, this is the only example of this tough style that we ever recall appearing at Major Auction. A worthy addition to any serious Boston Bruins or minor league collection of gamers.