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Only one player can lay claim to the handle “Mr. Hockey”. Gordie Howe did it all. Howe retired from the game at the astonishing age of fifty-one after thirty-two seasons with six Harts, four Stanley Cups, 801 goals and 1850 points. And that’s not including WHA stats! Gordie wore this red and white uniform during the late 1960’s. This heavy dureen jersey features the embroidered winged wheel crest of the Detroit Red Wings on the front with Howe’s number “9” on the back and again on each sleeve. Although the supplier tag is no longer in the neck, the frayed size fly tag, identical to the style used by Olympic Sports is still there. The fly tag appears to read “46” but the jersey measures a full 24 inches across the chest therefore this uniform a size 48. Gordie was not one to tuck in his elbows and this jersey has the scars to prove it. One sleeve has runs, an unrepaired hole and two stitched team repairs. The opposite arm looks the same and has six repairs with two more on the body. Nice game use throughout with numerous stick marks and slashes and some splattered blood stains on the shoulders. This prime example was obtained from ling-time Red Wings team trainer Lefty Wilson by former NHL’er Larry Popein and has remained in his collection for over 35 years. Letter of Provenance signed by Larry Popein.
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