Jacques Plante / Robbie Irons
aaaaa 1968-69 St. Louis Blues Game Worn Home Jersey
Player: Jacques Plante / Robbie Irons
Team: St. Louis Blues_______Style: Home Jersey
Manufacturer: Rawlings_______Material: Durene
Tagging: Manufacturer tag and care tag in hem
Year: 1968-69 _______Set: N/A_______Size: 50
Patches: none
Acquired From: Classic Auctions
Photomatched: No
Description (from Classic): Great St. Louis Blues game worn jersey from the 1968-69 season, a possible Jacques Plante gamer from his record-setting seventh Vezina Trophy season! This #30 Blues jersey was originally obtained by our consignor back in the day from an acquaintance who was an employee of the St. Louis Blues. Plante wore #30 exclusively during his two-year stint with St. Louis from 1968-70. There was, however, at least one other Blues goalie who wore that number during the same era, Robbie Irons, who made a 3-minute appearance in his one game with the Blues in 1968-69. Plante already had six Stanley Cups to his credit with Montreal when he won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player in 1962. Traded one year later to New York, Plante quit the Rangers during the 1964-65 season. Acquired by St. Louis in the 1968 intraleague draft, Plante returned to the NHL and teamed up with Glenn Hall as the Blues' tandem of Hall of Fame goalies shared the Vezina Trophy. This gorgeous blue knit Blues jersey features #30 in yellow, blue and white twill sewn onto the back and both sleeves. A blue, yellow and white twill "Bluenote" team crest is sewn onto the front. Plante is pictured wearing the same style of jersey in the 1969 Stanley Cup final against the Canadiens. Rawlings size 50 and laundry instruction tags are sewn inside the left rear hem, with the stitching having let go on all but the bottom corner of the frayed right side of the red Rawlings tag. This Blues #30 goalie's jersey features triangular shaped gusset inserts under the arms for extra room in the upper sleeves. A square-shaped gash below the striped bands on the right sleeve and a smaller hole in the yellow band are to note, along with a 4-inch vertical run on the lower right side of the back of the jersey and some loose thread inside the right cuff. A stick mark on the right sleeve is among the nice evidence of game use, as well as a few lines of soiling stretching along the right arm from below the numbers to the cuff that could be dried blood.
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1969 Vezina Trophy Winner