Merry Christmas to me! I never thought I'd ever see one of these in person, let alone have the opportunity to own one. The Flyers apparently only wore these HSI branded jerseys for the 1983 playoffs. Two home games and one road. This jersey was worn by Frank Bathe in that one road game. It has some light game wear on it. Unfortunately, a small portion of the back number twill has torn on the stitching line. Frank was in a fight that game, but I doubt it was bad enough to cause it, but I guess you never know. More than likely it was caused from improper storage over the years. These jerseys were cut super short because the Flyers wore Cooperalls that season. Has the racing stripe fight strap sewn through the back number, as was customary for the time. I'm beyond excited to own this jersey and I don't think I'll ever see another like it. The number font is so cool. Wish they'd go back to using it.
1982-83 Frank Bathe, Road Playoffs