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    Signed James Norris "Chicago Stadium Corp." Check. James E. Norris (dec. 1952) life was dedicated with interests both in and outside the world of hockey. Early on, Norris played for the Montreal Victorias and would become the noted owner of the Detroit Red Wings. James Sr. was also part owner of the Chicago Shamrocks (AHL), New York Rangers and Madison Square Garden plus the Chicago Black Hawks and was a financial investor in Chicago Stadium which opened in 1929. Both of his sons share his status as members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Starting in 1954, the James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded to the top defenseman in the NHL in his honor. He is also the inspiration for the name of the Norris Division (1974 to 1993) and the James Norris Memorial Trophy (IHL) which was awarded to the top goaltender. Serving as team president, Norris was part of five Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Champions in 1936, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952. Offered is a vintage March 5, 1939 check written out to the "Chicago National Hockey Team Inc." on the Chicago Stadium Corporation. A very bold black fountain pen signature of the hockey pioneer graces the lower left, easily rating an "8" or "9" on a scale of ten. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

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    June, 2014
    22nd Sunday
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