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Pelle Lindbergh Philadelphia Flyers Game Worn Socks
Lot #331

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Pelle Lindbergh Philadelphia Flyers Game Worn Socks
Lot #331
These black, orange and white stirrup socks were game worn by goaltender Pelle Lindbergh. Lindbergh was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. After spending most of 2 seasons in Maine, the Flyers AHL affiliate, Lindbergh joined the Flyers towards the end of the 1981-82 season. Pelle played 40 games for the Flyers in 1982-83, winning 23 games and was selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team. His 1984-85 season was one for the books, winning 40 games in only 65 starts, while being selected a First Star NHL All Star and winning the 1985 Vezina Trophy. He played in the NHL All Star game in 1983 and 1985.

In the early morning of November 10, 1985, after leaving a team party, Pelle lost control of his Porsche and struck a wall in front of an elementary school. Pelle had been drinking heavily at the party and was intoxicated at the time. Although he was declared “brain dead” within a few hours, he was kept on life support until his father arrived from Sweden the next day and his parents gave their permission to take him off life support. Lindbergh topped the fan voting for the 1986 All Star Game and was chosen posthumously, the first time a player was chosen posthumously for an All Star team in any major sport. Although Pelle’s player number “31” was never retired by the Flyers, no other Flyer has worn the number since his death.

These rare black, orange and white stirrup socks have the player number “31” penned in black marker and properly placed at the top. These 3-decade old socks were sourced directly from the Flyers back in the day and have remained impeccably preserved and cherished by their owner thru the years. Lindbergh items have become increasingly difficult for collectors to put their hands on as demand far outpaces supply. Here's a terrific opportunity to acquire a rather cool game worn Pelle Lindbergh item!