Rocket’s jacket –
Jean’s jacket –
My jacket –
My jacket belonged to a man I knew when I was a kid, Roy Faubert, who was a part time scout for the Canadiens. It came up in an auction in 2013 and I made sure I got it.
I knew it was Roy’s because I happened to be working at Classic Auctions in Montreal at the time, where it was put up for bids, and I saw his name and date on the inside pocket.
It was my job to write the description of the jacket for the auction catalogue, and when I saw Roy’s name, I couldn’t believe it.
(The fact that this jacket came back into my life after more than fifty years is weird, don’t you think?)
But before I even knew Roy, I was already after that unusual Habs crest, because the Rocket had one in the picture above which is in my scrapbook.
I was eleven when I wrote the Canadiens asking about the crest, and below is Frank Selke Jr’s reply.