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    Late 1930's Elmer Lach Signed Photograph and Postcard Lot of 2. A key part of the famed Montreal Canadiens "Punch Line," along with teammates "Rocket" Richard and Toe Blake, Elmer Lach was instrumental in the franchise's memorable three Stanley Cup Championships of the 1940's and early 1950's, along with winning the Hart Memorial Trophy Award in 1945 as the league's most valuable player. Offered here are two extremely early pieces, featuring Lach's time spent with the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League and the Moose Jaw Millers. Two of oldest signed pieces ever offered, featuring the 1966 Pro Hockey Hall of Fame enshrinee, Lach signed a 3.5x5.5" photo postcard in 8/10 black fountain pen ink (EX condition). Also included is an extraordinary 5x6.5" original team-signed Millers photograph, presenting fantastic imagery and a 7/10 black ball-point Elmer Lach signature and additional players' signatures (VG condition, with moderate staining). One of the best conditioned athletes of his era, 1930's Lach pieces almost never appear at auction. Here is a superb chance to pick up two high-quality items in one catalog listing. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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