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    1972 Bobby Hull WHA Presentational Check Plaque. It was no secret that hockey superstar Bobby Hull had been unhappy for a long time, as he earned a relatively modest salary, even though he was recognized as the best player in the National Hockey League. Hull responded to the flooding of attention he received by suggesting he would jump to the upstart World Hockey Association if they would pay him a million dollars. What seemed like an absurd thought at the time turned into reality, as Hull found himself signing a ten-year $1 million deal with the WHA's Winnipeg Jets. In a festive setting, on the corner of Portage and Main in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Hull accepted an enormous check for $1 million in front of a raucous group of Jets fans. Offered here isn't the check he accepted in 1972, but what we presume was a personal wooden plaque that Hull was given after that memorable event. Measuring at 11x15", this piece exhibits light wear, and is a replica of the check that in essence helped Hull take the hockey world by storm.

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