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Bernie Parent Game Used Mask - Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs 1969-71

 

Worn with both the Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, Bernie Parent donned this famous mask, better known as the "Ghost mask" or "Frankenstein mask," during the 1969-1971 seasons. This mask exhibits heavy game use and is photo matched to game photos and also has a signed letter from Bernie verifying the mask as one of his game worn masks. A very rare mask worn in the early parts of his Hall of Fame Career.

 

The mask was made by early maskmaking pioneer, Roy Weatherbee. Weatherbee also happened to be the mentor to another future pioneer, Greg Harrison. Greg wrote a letter describing the details he remembers about this mask: "Bernie Parent Frankenstein mask- This mask was the last mask worn by Bernie Parent before he succumbed to Jacques Plante's influence and switched to custom Fibrosport masks upon his arrival in Toronto. This mask was made by Roy Weatherbee who had taught me the principals of mask making prior to my NHL ventures. It was the last mask made by Roy in the NHL. He had made Bernie's earlier bar mask versions and was quite proud of this new version he made for Bernie and was quite upset when he switched to a Plante mask. Bernie wore this his last year of his first stint with Phil, and the first part of his stay in Toronto."

Letter from Bernie Parent states, "I confirm that this is the same mask I wore from 1969 to 1971 while I played for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. I gave the mask to Darryl Sittler as a gift and the Sittler family has been in possession of the mask since."