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    1979-80 Bobby Hull Game Worn Hartford Whalers Jersey--Likely Worn in Final Career Game. Father Time remains the only undefeated champion of the athletic world, grounding The Golden Jet after nearly a quarter-century at the sport's highest level. Hull was forty-one years old when he joined the Hartford Whalers for what would prove to be the last nine of his career 1063 NHL games, scoring the last two of his 610 career NHL goals. Next stop, the Hall of Fame.

    Presented is what is very likely the last jersey worn in professional competition by the iconic star, a garment that perfectly matches photo number 56731581 on the Getty Images website. A selection of stick marks under the classic Whalers team crest on the jersey chest supplies the evidence. Hull's name is applied to jersey verso in three-inch block, with number "16" appearing at each sleeve and in larger format on back. Pucky the whale swims at each shoulder. Heavy-duty double garter fight strap appears in the tail, and collar is properly tagged with "Stall & Dean" maker's label, washing instructions below, and a pair of flap tags reading "50" and "9" for jersey size and year.

    Game wear is remarkably strong, suggesting that this was Hull's only white gamer, with a wide selection of stick and puck marks throughout and an unrepaired tear on right sleeve. It's a clear indication that Hull played hard to the very end, perhaps the greatest tribute one could give to this immortal of the ice. LOA from Joe Tomon. LOA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2016
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