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Mid 1960's Fred Glover Cleveland Barons Game Worn Jersey - Autographed-Deceased
Lot #300

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Mid 1960's Fred Glover Cleveland Barons Game Worn Jersey - Autographed-Deceased
Lot #300
This home white dureen gamer by Cleveland Sport Goods Co. and General Athletic was worn by Fred Glover circa the mid 1960’s during play in the AHL. Glover spent parts of 5 seasons in the NHL during the late 1940’s thru the early 1950’s. The first four of those years were with the Detroit Red Wings where his 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. Fred played a final season with the Chicago Blackhawks before making the AHL his permanent home.

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. Fred’s number 9 was retired in 1969 and it is still honored to this day by the current Barons franchise. Glover is perhaps the greatest inductee to the AHL Hall of Fame.

Sewn into the collar of this gamer is the Cleveland Sport Goods Co. tagging. Sewn into the hem is a faded general Athletic tag. The original blue tie-lace remains sewn through the eyelets. The game wear on this vintage tie-down is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, loads of board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, washed out bloodstains, inner pilling and several significant team-sewn repairs! The old school Barons chain-stitched crest is in perfect condition and a sight to behold. On the inside hem is a beautiful bold black sharpie signature in Fred’s own hand, especially noteworthy as Glover passed away in 2001. Glover is a revered member of the AHL Hall of Fame and his nickname “The Gordie Howe of the AHL” is well deserved, choice!