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Mid 1960ís Fred Glover Cleveland Barons Game Worn Jersey
Lot #538

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Mid 1960ís Fred Glover Cleveland Barons Game Worn Jersey
Lot #538

This road blue dureen gamer by The Cleveland Sporting Goods Co. was worn by Fred Glover circa the mid 1960’s during play in the AHL. Glover began his career spending parts of 5 seasons in the NHL during the late 1940’s thru the early 1950’s. The first four of those years were spent with the Detroit Red Wings where teammate Gordie Howe was also just beginning his NHL career. Comparisons of the former teammates impact on their respective leagues would become a topic of future conversation amongst hockey historians. Glover played a final NHL season with the Chicago Blackhawks before making the AHL his permanent home in 1952-53.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Barons in 1953, Glover starred for the AHL’s Indianapolis Capitals for parts of 4 seasons, where he won his first Calder Cup championship. After 7 games with the St. Louis Flyers in 1952-53, Glover joined the Barons for his first of 16 seasons with the club. During his last 6 seasons in Cleveland, 1962-68, Glover served as the team’s player/coach. When discussing legendary AHL players, no conversation could be complete without a thorough examination of Glover’s outstanding career. During his 20-year AHL career, Fred led his team in scoring 8 times while winning a record 5 Calder Cup championships. Fred also holds the record with 17 Calder Cup postseason appearances. Glover was a 3-time winner of the AHL’s MVP and twice led the league in scoring. Fred played with a serious edge to his game and similar to his former teammate in Detroit, he compiled staggering career totals. When he retired following the 1967-68 season, Glover was the AHL’s all-time leader in games played 1201, Goals 520, Assists 814, Points 1334 and PIMS 2402. In fact, at that time, only Glover, Gordie Howe and Rocket Richard, all number 9’s, had ever eclipsed the 500-Goal mark in professional hockey. The Cleveland Barons retired Fred’s number 9 in 1969. Glover is widely considered the greatest inductee to the AHL Hall of Fame.

Sewn into the collar of this gamer is the Cleveland Sport Goods Co, wash and size tagging. The original white tie-lace remains sewn through the eyelets. The game wear on this size 46 dureen is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, loads of board paint transfer, un-repaired holes and heavy inner pilling. The old school Barons chain-stitched crest shows nice wear and is a sight to behold. Glover is a revered member of the AHL Hall of Fame and his nickname “The Gordie Howe of the AHL” is well deserved. This is the first road jersey and just the 2nd example of a Fred Glover Cleveland Barons gamer that we’ve ever had the pleasure to offer. This fresh to the hobby example sports terrific game use and has been wonderfully preserved since leaving the ice more than 50 years ago, choice!