Amazing 1951 Lethbridge Maple Leafs - Team Canada
Autograph Collection X 16
Obtained in Sweden, February 27th, 1951
This incredible and one of a kind collection of autographs represents 16 members of the 1951 IIHF World Champion Lethbridge Maple Leafs representing Team Canada. These 16 autographs represent a near complete compilation of signatures from the team. The signatures are all done in ink on separate pages inside a small spiral note pad with the cover page scripted " Lethbridge Maple Leafs, Lethbridge Alberta, Canada, Dick Gray" who was the playing coach of the team. All the signatures would all grade a "10" out of "10".
(The large original team photo of the team from 1947-48 and the 1939-40 Team crest attached to the images of the autograph book are not included in the sale of this autograph book.)
However, the small images of the 1950-51 team, the Sweden Team and the arena they played their game in Leksand, Sweden are all reproductions and are included in the purchase of the autograph book.
The autographs are as follows:
- Dick Gray (Playing Coach) # 2 Member of 1945-46 PCHL and USAHA Champion Vancouver Canucks (D. 1990)
- Hec Negrello - RW # 8 (D. 2000)
- Don McLean - Defense # 7 (D. 2009)
- Billy Gibson - Center # 6 Member of 1952 Edmonton Mercurys Team Canada Olympic Gold (D. 2006)
- Nap Milroy - Center # 12 (D. 2012)
- Karl Sorokowski - Goalie # 19 (D. 1977)
- Mallie Hughes - Goalie # 1 (D. 1995)
- Bert Knibbs - RW # 14 (D. 1998)
- Bill Chandler - LW # 12 (D. 1991)
- Lou Siray - LW # 16 (D. 2003)
- Dick Gray - (Playing coach) signed the book again. This time with just his # 2 circled beside his name.
- Don Logan - Defense # 5 (D. 2009)
- Tom Wood - RW # 10 (D. 2015)
- Stan Obodiac - LW # 9 Publicity for Toronto Maple Leafs 1976-85. Sask Sports Hall of Fame. RCAF Mosquito pilot WWII. Author of "No Substitute for Victory - 1951 World Champions". Leading Scorer 1951 World Championships. (D. 1984)
- Whitey Rimstad (Walter) - Center # 11 (D. 1979)
- Jim Malacko - Defense # 4 (D. 1986)