Boston Bruins Eddie Shore Hockey Jersey 1927 to 1929.
This jersey is believed to be the earliest game-worn jersey in the history of the hobby that has been conclusively photo-matched to the player who owned it throughout his life.
MeiGray purchased this jersey from the heirs of Eddie Shore in 2000, and the jersey looks today like it did eight decades ago.
According to Shore's son, his fastidious father kept this jersey securely wrapped in plastic, hanging in a cedar closet, for four generations in their Springfield, Mass., home.
In 1926-27 the Bruins debuted the style Shore wore above. This popular design lasted for six seasons, including the season in which the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup in 1929 ... with Shore their leader and stalwart on defense.
The sweater was manufactured by Horace Partridge Company, the Boston, Mass., company that produced the Bruins' jerseys for more than three decades.
This jersey was purchased by The MeiGray Group on June 3, 2000, and they have a dedicated webpage on this jersey at www.meigrayselect.com