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    Includes the rare and tragic Howie Morenz!

    1929-30 Montreal Canadiens Team Signed Panoramic Photograph--Stanley Cup Champions! No franchise has hoisted the Stanley Cup more often than the Montreal Canadiens--twenty-four times as this text is written--but the Habs found themselves in the unlikely role of underdog as they entered the 1930 Stanley Cup Finals against the defending champion Boston Bruins. The boys from Beantown had absolutely trampled the competition throughout the regular season, finishing 38-5-1 for an astounding .875 winning percentage, the best in NHL history.

    In those forty-four regular season contests, the Bruins had never lost consecutive games, but they'd fall to Montreal 3-0 in Game One and 4-3 in Game Two, breaking that streak at the worst possible time. The event prompted the change from best-of-three in 1930 to best-of-five in 1931.

    Here's the team that forever altered the course of Stanley Cup history, certainly one of the finest autographed pre-war hockey items we have been privileged to present. It is unquestionably one of the most dominant teams in professional hockey, winning four of the five Stanley Cup Finals between 1928 and 1932, and an examination of the personnel explains that lengthy reign.

    Hall of Fame talent abounds in this 7.5x27" panoramic photograph, most notably the brilliant and tragic Howie Morenz, whose forty goals in 1929-30 was a career-best. He'd die seven years later of a coronary embolism resulting from a badly broken leg in his final game, establishing his autograph as one of the toughest in the sport. Joining him here and in bronze immortality are Aurele Joliat, Sylvio Mantha, George Hainsworth and team owner Leo Dandurand. Black fountain pen ink signatures number eighteen in population and average 7/10 in strength. Photo itself exhibits minor foxing but no tears or creases, likely due to the fact that it appears to remain in its original frame (9x28.5"). Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $15,000 - up.

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