Lot # 17: 1933 Sport Kings Irvin Bailey #29 PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: Goudeys

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Hockey legend Irvin “Ace” Bailey was the first player in the history of professional sports to have his jersey number retired, when his number 6 was hoisted to the rafters of Maple Leaf Gardens. One of hockey’s great early scorers, Baily led the Maple Leafs in scoring three straight years and topped the NHL in 1928-29, netting 22 goals and scoring 32 points in 44 games. Bailey’s career tragically ended when he was blindsided by Boston’s Eddie Shore. Bailey’s head hit the ice, cracking his skull, causing the Toronto great to convulse on the ice. Ten days later, Bailey awakened from a coma, but the injury forever kept him from competing again. Ironically, this Sport Kings card was issued only months before Bailey’s injury on December 12, 1933 at Boston Garden. For the hockey enthusiast or true fan of sports, this Ace Baily PSA 8 would be an ideal treasure and conversation piece for years to come.

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