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01-17-2013, 06:05 PM
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Year of Howe Picture?

Hey there, I'm not sure if this belongs here but I figured the History of Hockey forum made the most sense for something like this. I have a picture of Gordie Howe that was signed for me when I was very young (my family has ties to the Howe family) and I've always wondered when exactly the picture was taken. I read that Howe went to a NY Rangers training camp at age 15, but it looks like he is a bit older in the picture. Being that he's wearing #16 and the jersey is more of a practise shirt I thought that maybe it was from his early days in Detroit. Regardless, its something that has always bugged me and I'm hoping someone can shed some light on it. Thanks!
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Dude looks baked

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Dude looks baked
... ya, absolutely fricassee'd. Maybe he thought he was headed to a basketball game, hence the giggles?

I do know that he wore #12 in Omaha and before #9 in Detroit he wore #17. Its possible thats simply a practice jersey used for color only, the number meaningless, or, it could be from his pre-Omaha days. I've read Gordie "grow'd up" real fast, shoppin in the Menswear Department at like 10yrs of age.

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The book A Century of Hockey by Hockey News has that picture on the 1946-1947 page when it talks about the rookie Howe. That's probably when it was taken but I don't have the book with me so I don't know if it has credits or anything. Hockey News may have some information if you contact them.

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The book A Century of Hockey by Hockey News has that picture on the 1946-1947 page when it talks about the rookie Howe. That's probably when it was taken but I don't have the book with me so I don't know if it has credits or anything. Hockey News may have some information if you contact them.
Thanks, I'll see if I can find the book somewhere (I may even have it kicking around the house if I look hard enough). And he does look a little under the influence

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And he does look a little under the influence
Ya, as does Steve Tambellini in yer avy there grinder. You seem to gravitate to shots that like that huh? I sometimes wonder what people are "on" as well.... hey ho. But seriously, Id imagine those basketball boxer style t-shirts were simply used for practices by Detroit. Wife Beater Dress Shirts with a random number on em. Savvy?

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Ya, as does Steve Tambellini in yer avy there grinder. You seem to gravitate to shots that like that huh? I sometimes wonder what people are "on" as well.... hey ho. But seriously, Id imagine those basketball boxer style t-shirts were simply used for practices by Detroit. Wife Beater Dress Shirts with a random number on em. Savvy?
Baseball uniforms from that era were similar.

http://polishsportshof.com/inductees...ed-kluszewski/

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