AutographAuthentic GERRY CHEEVERS Cheevers apos professional

hockey career began in 1956 at the age of 16 when he played for the St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey Association. He was owned by the Toronto Maple Leafs until the Boston Bruins drafted him in 1965. He spent six years in all in the minors until, by 1967, he was the team's number one goalie. He was a member of both the 1970 and 1972 Stanley Cup winning teams, gaining a reputation as a driven, "money" goaltender. Cheevers' unusual stitch-pattern goaltender mask came after a puck hit him in the face during practice. Cheevers, never one to miss an opportunity to skip out of practice, went to the dressing room. Bruins coach Harry Sinden followed him to the dressing room, where he found Cheevers enjoying a beer and smoking a cigarette. Sinden told Cheevers, who wasn't injured, to get back on the ice. In jest, John Forestall, the team trainer, painted a stitch mark on his mask. Ever after, any time he was similarly struck, he would have a stitch-mark painted on. The mask became one of the most recognized of the era, and the original mask is now on the wall of his grandson's bedroom. Another version is on display in the Hockey Hall of Fame. In the fall of 1972, he jumped to the fledgling World Hockey Association, playing three and a half seasons for the Cleveland Crusaders as one of the league's best goalies, winning First Team All-Star honors in 1973 and Second Team honors in 1974 and 1975. Returning to the Bruins during the 1976 season after financial disputes with Cleveland management, Cheevers finished out his playing career at the end of the 1980 season. After hanging up his pads, he became the Bruins' coach, a position he held for four and a half seasons. His cumulative NHL goals against average was 2.89. He recorded 230 NHL wins, played in 418 NHL games, and recorded 26 NHL shutouts. He was also second in the WHA's history in career GAA and shutouts, despite playing in only half the league's seasons. In 1971-72, he set a record, going undefeated in 33 consecutive games. COLLECTABLE: SIGNED GERRY CHEEVERS 'THE MASK' DOUBLE PHOTO One of the greatest goalie's of his time, Cheever's was noted for his stitched goalie mask. Every time he would get hit in the face, he would add another stitch, making this mask one of the most famous in hockey history. This item is hand signed. a limite edition out of /99, and comes matted ready-to-frame. If requested to be framed, please add an additional $100 to final price & $15 for shipping. This item is 22 x 16 inches; not including the frame. View additional photos below. CERTIFICATION Autograph Authentic is auctioning this collectable item. Autograph Authentic is present at all Old Timers' Hockey Games. We are a marketing and promotion company that has been directly involved with memorabilia for over twenty years. All signed item comes with a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing the autograph(s) to be 100% real. Thanks for bidding and please leave us a five star positive rating! Feedback is as important to us as our Customers' Satisfaction. If there is any reason you feel you can not give us a five star positive rating, please message, email, phone or contact us first as we can rectify the situation. PAYMENT & Pay us securely with any major credit card through PayPal! $25.00 and handling across North America APPLICABLE SALES TAX PROVINCE/TERRITORY TAX CHARGE USA not applicable INTERNATIONAL not applicable CANADA specific by province British Columbia 12% Alberta 5% Saskatchewan 10% Manitoba 12% Ontario 13% Qu bec 12.5% Newfoundland and Labrador 13% Nova Scotia 15% Brunswick 13% Prince Edward Island 15% Northwest Territories 5% Nunavut 5% Yukon 5% QUESTIONS? (416) 638-7763 Powered by Atomic Mall AtomicTransporter

Autographed Gerry Cheevers 'The Mask' LTD ED /99 Photo

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