Team: Vancouver Canucks
Style: Home Jersey
Manufacturer: General Athletic
Tagging: Manufacturer tag in hem
Acquired From: Gamewornauctions.net
Vezina Trophy Winner: 1964, 1966
Description (from Gamewornauctions): This spectacular 1st year example shows typical goalie usage that includes stick and puck marks, inner pilling in all of the proper places as well as exterior pilling from Charlie’s goalie gloves at the wrist and extending into the sleeve areas. The general Athletic tag remains sewn perfectly into the hem of this jersey. This sweater measures out to a size 46 which is consistent with Hodge’s 5’6” 150lb. frame.
Provenance (from Gamewornauctions):
This stunning inaugural season Canucks gamer comes to us with the following provenance: it has sat in a private collection for the past 20 years. Said collector acquired this sweater back in 1991 at a card show in Ontario from a dealer who had traveled there from Montreal. Said Montreal dealer represented to the collector that he had obtained this jersey directly from Charlie back in the 1980’s. It is a well-known fact in the hobby that Charlie, who incidentally is a native of Montreal, has sold many items from his collection through the years lending further credence to this important offering. Here is your opportunity to acquire an undisputed 1st year Canucks gamer, which is fresh to market and was worn by a two-time Vezina Trophy winning goaltender, awesome.