1983-84 Edmonton Oilers #31 Grant Fuhr Stanley Cup Jersey - PHOTO MATCH
Edmonton Oilers 1983-84 1st Stanley Cup Championship - Final Series vs New York Islanders - Game Worn Jersey
This jersey was worn by Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender, Grant Fuhr of the NHL Edmonton Oilers during their first Stanley Cup Championship of 1984. Grant Fuhr would wear this jersey in one of the most outstanding performances of his legendary career. On May 10, 1984 the Oilers went into Nassau County Coliseum for game one to face the four time Stanley Cup Champion, New York Islanders. It was here that Grant Fuhr turned in a performance for the ages in a 1-0 shut out of the Islanders and the Oilers were off and running to a 4 games to 1 victory and their first Stanley Cup Championship. This jersey was worn by Grant Fuhr in that very important "game one" shut out of the Islanders and his performance has been captured on video which is a shining reminder of how goaltending used to be played when goalies had very little in the way of protection under their jerseys and as leg pads. The acrobatic nature of Fuhr’s saves is a sight to behold. His quick reflex saves are a joy to watch in comparison to the robotic butterfly style played by all goalies today. Fuhr would wear this jersey in the game two 6-1 loss and then was injured in game three at home, giving way to Andy Moog to finish the series at home in the white jerseys. This is the first blue Stanley Cup Championship jersey worn by an Oiler goaltender. The jersey is photo matched several times to the 1984 Stanley Cup final. The black mark on the inside of his right catching arm is a perfect match. There is a nice 1 sq. inch repair on the front below the crest. And a tiny un-repaired hole on his left arm in the top right stripe. The original Nike XL tag remains sewn into the collar. And the blue loop style fight strap remains sewn to the interior. The orange shoulders are stretched out from the arm pads. The numbers show nice wear and washing but have retained their brilliant orange colour. Photo evidence indicates that these Stanley Cup jerseys were kept with the team and then used in the 1984-85 preseason and or regular season which has been voted the greatest team in NHL history. Note the two photos at the bottom of the listing. They are interlinked showing 1) Fuhr in the brown pads worn in the 1984 Stanley Cup Final and 2) Fuhr in his new orange/white/blue pads that he wore for the first time at the start of the 1984-85 season. Both photos show the black puck mark on the inside of his right arm.
This is one of the most significant game worn jerseys from the Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup dynasty. It would be a major piece in any Hall of Fame, Stanley Cup Championship, Vintage Goalie or Edmonton Oilers collection. The jersey was originally obtained through Peter Pocklington by Mike Wexler in 1997 as a part of a large purchase of Edmonton Oilers game worn jerseys. The jersey comes with the original Edmonton Oilers letter of sale and Meigray Authentication and Certificate of Registration.