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Game jerseys: St. Louis Blues

Posted on 26th June 2012 by hockeymedia in 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS (2011-12) | Tags: ,

NHLST. LOUIS BLUES • 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 39 • Every Tuesday throughout the 2011-12 hockey season, we’ll look at significant auction action from another professional hockey team (active or defunct). We will highlight (if available) the top-5 auction results as listed in the 2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide. We will also feature a few results of modern jerseys for those teams that are still active (especially those sourced by one of our favourite The Want List hockey magazine sponsors, the MeiGray Group).
Be sure to pick up your copy of the
2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide at magazine stores (in Canada) or popular hockey collector stores. You can also purchase your copy online via theWantList.ca.


Glenn Hall game-used jersey sold by Leland’s

VINTAGE 5

1. 1970-71 St. Louis Blues Glenn Hall game-used jersey
High bid of $5,315 U.S. (Leland’s, Dec. 6, 2002)
2. 1968-69 St. Louis Blues Barclay Plager game-used jersey
High bid of $3,700 U.S. (May 24, 2011)
3. 1967-68 St. Louis Blues Noel Picard game-used jersey
High bid of $3,630 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Oct. 23, 2007)
4. circa 1972 St. Louis Blues Garry Unger game-used jersey
High bid of $3,575 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Feb. 17, 2004)
5. 1982-83 St. Louis Blues Joe Mullen game-used jersey
High bid of $3,363 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 24, 2011)

MODERN 5

1. 2001-02 St. Louis Blues Chris Pronger game-used jersey
High bid of $3,252 U.S. (Hockey Fights Cancer, Feb. 2, 2002)
2. 1991-92 St. Louis Blues Brendan Shanahan game-used jersey
High bid of $2,780 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 16, 2007)
3. 1993-94 St. Louis Blues Brendan Shanahan game-used jersey
High bid of $2,541 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, June 21, 2011)
4. 1993-94 St. Louis Blues Brett Hull game-used jersey
High bid of $2,527 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, Nov. 23, 2011)
5. 1992-93 St. Louis Blues Brendan Shanahan game-used jersey
High bid of $2,087 U.S. (Leland’s, Dec. 4, 2003)

HEROES OF YEAR ONE

The St. Louis Blues were part of the National Hockey League’s grand expansion of 1967-68. Al Arbour was the team’s first captain while Red Berenson was the team’s first scoring star. Other heroes included Gerry Melnyk, Jim Roberts and Frank St-Marseille. Goalies were Glenn Hall and Seth Martin. Doug Harvey joined the team for the playoffs.

HALL OF JERSEYS

Fifteen former Blues are now honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Five of them are also former captains: #24 Bernie Federko, #2 Scott Stevens, #16 Brett Hull, #99 Wayne Gretzky, and #2 Al MacInnis. Federko, Hull and MacInnis have also had their numbers retired by the club. Other former Blues now in the Hockey Hall of Fame are Doug Harvey, Dickie Moore, Glenn Hall, Jacques Plante, Guy Lapointe, #26 Peter Stastny, #7 Joe Mullen, Dale Hawerchuk, #31 Grant Fuhr and #9 Doug Gilmour. Along with the retired numbers of Federko, Hull and MacInnis, the Blues have also retired numbers in honour of #3 Bob Gassoff, #8 Barclay Plager, and #11 Brian Sutter.

GAME EDITION 2011-12

The St. Louis Blues’ captain is #42 David Backes, also the team’s leading scorer in 2010-11. Alternate captains are #5 Barret Jackman, #10 Andy McDonald, #15 Jamie Langenbrunner and #20 Alexander Steen. The team’s goalies are #1 Brian Elliott and #41 Jaroslav Halak. (To see the Blues’ entire roster, please visit blues.com.)

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