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1967-68 Boston Bruins # 9 Johnny Bucyk -
Game Worn Home Jersey - Photo Match
This jersey is the only one of its kind that I have had the pleasure to handle. My research points to the jersey being worn in the 1967-68 NHL season and potentially into the 1968-69 season. The jersey possesses over 32 team repairs including one measuring 8" in length and 5 others being 2" in length. This was the first attempt by Wilson to make the tie down style dureen jersey for the Boston Bruins. I have handled many Boston Bruin jerseys from the 1960's and 70's. This jersey is unique in so many ways. And even though it was the first tie down jersey worn by the Bruins it possesses many features that are very different from the tie down jerseys worn from 1969 through 1974. For Example:
- The dureen material is lighter than what was used for Bruins jerseys worn from 1969 through 1976-77.
- The crest size is slightly shorter in height and resembles the crest from the mid 60's
- The color tone of the gold in the twill crest and numbers is darker
- the bottom of the jersey is actually" black" and has been folded under for the hem. No other Bruins dureen jersey after this period had that feature. I suspect that they were initially going to have a black bottom to the jersey but decided to make the bottom gold.
- two eyelets per side on the tie down
- no fight strap
- The Willson tag in the collar is a different font and the script is very flat screened (not raised as is found in later tags).
The jersey has been photo matched to a February 4th, 1968 home game vs Detroit Red Wings. Although the image is not high definition, I can still make out the crimp in the gold of the right shoulder caused by a major repair just below and to the left of the # 9. I can also make out a tiny area of black thread that intersects from the repair into the gold shoulder. Also the slight downward slant of the lower stem in the back # 9 is a match as is the position of the # 9 on the back. Also the way in which the lower white stripe in the hem area is curled over, covering the narrow black stripe above it. This matches the anomaly of this jersey. Another photo from 1967-68 vs the St. Louis Blues shows the exact position of the black reinforced elbow stitching of the left arm just below the # 9. The Assistant "A" is also located in the exact position.
This jersey would be a centrepiece of any high end game worn jersey collection. This is truly one of the more stunning and significant original six jerseys I have had the pleasure to handle. The jersey will come with a comprehensive Letter of Authenticity from Global Vintage Sports Memorabilia Inc. If you are interested in purchasing the jersey please contact me at email@example.com