DescriptionCirca 1990 Dave Christian Game Worn Boston Bruins Jersey. Dave Christian's 14-year NHL career produced one Stanley Cup appearance. The NHL mainstay joined the Boston Bruins for two seasons (1989-91) and was a member of the 1989-90 Stanley Cup team. Christian donned this "Maska [size] 54" jersey when he entertained the Boston faithful at home. Numerous stick marks and an occasional burn appear on the two-tone tackle twill identifiers and on the team emblem on front. The back numbers have puckered from use and launderings. Bruins patches adorn the shoulders. A fight strap is affixed inside. Letter of provenance from Dave Christian. LOA from Heritage Auctions.
The Bill and Dave Christian Collection
It's often said that lightning never strikes twice, but the tale of the Christian family belies that axiom. Both father and son were key figures in two of the most dramatic and glorious underdog tales in the history of American athletics, as members of the United States Olympic Ice Hockey teams of 1960 and 1980. While the latter has become a universally recognized part of our patriotic national folklore under the heading, "The Miracle on Ice," far fewer are aware that the rag-tag band of Davids that slew the Soviet Goliath at Lake Placid was, in point of fact, a sequel to a tale of equivalent improbability and intrigue.
Two decades before son Dave and his 1980 teammates were celebrated as American heroes of Cold War athletics, father Bill Christian, along with his brother Roger, helped the United States claim the top step of the Olympic hockey podium, a climb at Squaw Valley arguably even more arduous than that of the subsequent edition. While both father and son defied the odds to topple the USSR, only the former was required to defeat all four of the top seeds-Canada, Czechoslovakia and Sweden-en route to Gold.
After the success of partnerships between Heritage Auctions and several key figures of the "Miracle" team-Mike Eruzione, Phil Verchota and the family of deceased Hall of Fame coach Herb Brooks among them-the Christians have employed our services to present their own Olympic treasures to the collecting community. Each lot will be accompanied by a letter of provenance from the applicable member of this elite Olympic genetic line.
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2018 November 15-16 Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction