Rick Vaive 1986 – 87
Rick Vaive donned this special Leafs jersey during the second half of the 1986-87 season and right through the playoffs. 2 patch beauty, hammered with repairs, in memory of King Clancy and to make Canadians aware of Heart and Stroke issues. This sweet jersey has been photo matched many times over and I will post them at a later date. Vaive was the first Leafs player in history to score 50 goals in a season and he did that 3 times as a leaf in consecutive seasons from 1981-82 to 1983-84. During the 1986-87 season when this puppy was worn, he tallied 32 times and assisted on 34 others and had 4 more goals in the playoffs in 13 games. These are some of the nicest Toronto Maple Leaf game worn jerseys in the hobby. I remember these on TV when I was a 20 year old non jersey having human and always thought they were very cool. Glad to have this one in the collection.