Frank Mahovlich played 18 years in the NHL for the Maple Leafs, Red Wings and Canadiens. He also played 4 seasons in the WHA for the Toronto Toros/Birmingham Bulls organization. Mahovlich joined the Maple Leafs in 1967, scoring 20 goals and winning the Calder Memorial trophy as rookie of the year. In 1960-61, Leafs coach Punch Imlach put Mahovlich on a line with Red Kelly and Bob Nevin and everything fell into place. The line was the Leafs top three scorers led by Mahovlich’s 48 goals. The following season the Leafs won the Stanley Cup and then they repeated in 1963 and 1964 with Mahovlich leading the team in goals in each season.
After winning one more Cup with the Leafs, Mahovlich was dealt to the Red Wings in a blockbuster deal. The Leafs sent Mahovlich along with Pete Stemkowski, Gary Unger and the rights to Carl Brewer for Norm Ullman, Paul Henderson Floyd Smith and Doug Barrie. The 1968-69 season with the Wings saw Mahovlich score a career best 49 goals.
In the middle of the 1970-71 season, Mahovlich was traded to the Montreal Canadiens where he was reunited with his brother Peter. Mahovlich spent 3 ½ seasons in Montreal winning his 5th and 6th Stanley Cups. Mahovlich played for Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series and Team Canada again in the 1974 WHA Summit Series. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.
The postcard is in beautiful conditions and the signature is a 10.