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    1961-62 Art Ross Trophy Presented to Bobby Hull with Player Letter. His blazing speed and blonde locks earned him the nickname "The Golden Jet," and his twenty-four seasons of professional brilliance supplied him with Hall of Fame immortality. Between 1957 and 1980, Hull reigned as one of the leading figures of the sport, claiming two Hart Memorial Trophies, a 1961 Stanley Cup Championship, and three Art Ross Trophies as the National Hockey League's leading scorer.

    Presented is the second of those three, the one and only period original issued to the twenty-three year old legend on the rise over a half century ago. Hull netted fifty goals and recorded thirty-four assists to tie New York Rangers star Andy Bathgate for the points title at eighty-four, with Hull claiming the hardware for his superior goal total. While any Ross Trophy is highly important and collectible, this vintage distinction is noteworthy, as many others sold in the collectibles marketplace date to years after the seasons they commemorate.

    The sterling silver bowl mounted atop a wooden platform is engraved:

    "The Art Ross Trophy Presented to The National Hockey League by Arthur H. Ross, F/Lt. Arthur S. Ross, F/Lt. John K. Ross, to be Awarded Each Year to the Leading Scorer."

    A figural hockey puck affixed to the wooden base provides the attribution:

    "Robert Hull, Chicago Black Hawks, 1961-62."

    The historic symbol of excellence presents beautifully despite a few bumps and bruises inflicted over decades of storage and proud display, but certainly these distractions must be forgiven in light of the enormous significance of the relic. The trophy stands nine and a half inches (9.5") tall and seven inches in diameter between the handles of the silver cup.

    A personal letter of provenance from Bobby Hull is included. Letter of provenance from Bobby Hull.


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    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
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