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One of only two examples known to exist, this stunning offering from the 1952 Olympics held in Oslo, Norway was worn by Bob Watt as the Edmonton Mercurys, Canada’s representative at the Games, which captured the gold. It was the fifth Olympic title for Canada and would be their last until triumphing again in 2002 at Salt Lake City. This 60-year old sweater is an immortal. The red, white, and blue colors remain vibrant and strong with an amazing felt and chain-stitched crest on the front. A Caldwell Product, Pure Wool manufacturers tag remains in the collar. An amazing “Canada” nameplate on the back is constructed of felt and additional chain-stitching, including the fine work to create the maple leaves that bookend the nameplate. Watt’s number “7” is sewn on the back below the nameplate in blue and white felt with red stitching accenting the blue. His number also appears on the left sleeve in
white and red. Game wear consists of un-repaired holes on both elbows and a few material snags near the cuffs. Pilling is evident inside while the lower portion of the nameplate and top of the number “7” on the back has degraded slightly over the years. An incredible example worthy of a truly world class
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