Authentic 1940's-1950's Montreal Canadien's Jersey, Size Large, EXCELLENT Condition
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The most unique thing about this jersey is not the sheer amazingness of it but rather it's the label. The inside tail shows the team suppler tag reading "Kenny Grant – Johnny Bennett, McNieces Sports Montreal". They were the official supplier of the team's jerseys and they were located within the Montreal Forum. Grant and Bennett played for the Montreal Winged Wheelers and in 1931 the Grey Cup showed the first touchdown pass in that league's history. What makes this jersey so important is that it might have been a player jersey, practice jersey or team reserve jersey as Mc Niece's did not produce Hab's jersey's for the masses. So not only are you viewing a bit of Canadian's Hockey History but also CFL history!
I researched the design of the logo and it looks to be from the late 40's or 1950's.
It has a lace up neck and the Canadian's logo is sewn on to the polyester jersey. It fits best as a modern men's medium to medium large shirt. The jersey is in GREAT condition with no wear (light wear within the insignia), no exterior fading (some fading to label), no bleeding of colors. It looks like there was a minor -2 mm- repair to it on the front beneath the logo on the righthand side (see last photo)
100% Cotton and Rayon
Made by Mc Niece's of Montreal
Made in Canada
across shoulders: 19.5"
pit to pit: 21"
neckline to bottom: 29"
sleeve length from shoulder: 20.75"