Garnet “Ace” Bailey Game-Used Caps Jersey on eBay for $99,000

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Posted September 6, 2014

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Ebay seller 10college is selling what he says is a game-used 1978 jersey of Garnet “Ace” Bailey, who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks while a scout with the L.A. Kings. Bidding starts at $99,000.

Bailey played four seasons in Washington, starting in their inaugural season in 1974.

The seller writes:

“Ace would be a key player for the Capitals during their first four seasons in the NHL and earn the #9 jersey that was used by the best players back then on their individual teams such as Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Andy Bathgate, Johnny Bucyk, Ted Kennedy & Charlie Conacher. Wayne Gretzky would wear #9 in youth hockey until he played on a team where the #9 was already taken thus switching too the infamous #99 that is now retired throughout the NHL. Ace would also play with Wayne Gretzky during his rookie season in the WHA and be his roommate, tutor and friend in Edmonton and win 5 Stanley Cups while with the organization in his scouting position during their NHL seasons.  This last season NHL game worn jersey of his memorializes Ace-s life as it has the #9 reserved by all the greats of the game and the Stars on it as he was surely one of the games stars and the red away jersey as he would be on his final hockey mission as he flew too the Los Angeles Kings training camp on the fate full United Air Lines flight # 175 that would be hijacked by terrorists and fly into the World Trade Centers on 9/11. This is a very rare and valuable jersey  that could be enshrined of a very special NHL former player and a very valuable piece of our countries history and memories.”

The seller also notes that the jersey had name plate reattached for picture as it was used in the 1978/79 season training camp.

See the listing here.

Also see: With Caps, Ace Bailey Played Hard, Partied Hard

Garnet "Ace" Bailey - photo via The Washington Capitals

Garnet “Ace” Bailey – photo via The Washington Capitals