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    1945-46 Omaha Knights Signed Team and Gordie Howe Photographs, With Original Jersey Crest Display. Even legends have to start out somewhere, and for Mr. Hockey it was no different. One of only a handful of young players, at the time, able to use the straight sticks of his era to shoot with either hand, Gordie Howe received his first taste of professional hockey when he failed to make the New York Rangers squad as a 15 year old. One year later, he was noticed by Red Wings scout Fred Pinkney and was signed to their junior team, the Galt Red Wings. After receiving limited playing time with the team, he was promoted to the Omaha Knights, where he scored a head turning 48 points in 51 games.

    Offered here is an attractive display, highlighted by an extremely significant 1945-46 Knights team-signed photograph. Featuring Howe as a 17 year old, it is signed by each player in bold black ink (light smudging throughout), while the 8x10" image presents the following keys: Gordon Howe, Tommy Ivan, Jimmie Skinner and others. Also included is a scarce 3x4" pre-rookie era photograph of Howe, which is signed in moderately smeared black ink. Framed and matted at 15x26.5", the display also includes an original Omaha Knights crest, which was once stitched to a team member's jersey. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    August, 2016
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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