Incredibly Rare early 1950's Detroit Red Wings game worn jersey photo matched to Tony Leswick in a publicity photo.
Tony Leswick played on four Stanley Cup Championship Red Wing teams. 1950,53,54 and 55. He scored the Cup winning goal in Overtime in Game Seven of the 1954 Final. I have photo matched the jersey to a publicity photo of Leswick but I am unsure when it was taken. This style of jersey was worn through all of the Stanley Cup years. Video of the 1952 Final vs the Montreal Canadiens shows an exact match to the position of the crest, number on back and the size of the white hem. However it is unclear as to which year the jersey would have been worn. It could also have been worn when he scored the 1954 Stanley Cup winning goal as they won wearing their white jerseys.
The white wool Detroit Red Wing jerseys from this era and earlier are incredibly rare. This particular jersey was obviously worn for a full season and more, likely seeing use in the team's subsequent training camps and practices which was very common for this era. The sweater has over 20 darned wool repairs from the team.
A remarkable addition to the Detroit Olympia Collection from the 1950's Detroit Red Wing dynasty. The first of four Stanley Cup Championship won by Detroit in the 1950's was won in 1950. The team was wearing the red jerseys when the defeated the New York Rangers that year. The following three championships saw the team wear this style of white jersey when clinching the Stanley Cup.