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1964-65 Detroit Red Wings Team Signed Original Six Puck - 19 Signatures Including Howe, Crozier and Abel
Lot #328

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1964-65 Detroit Red Wings Team Signed Original Six Puck - 19 Signatures Including Howe, Crozier and Abel
Lot #328
This Detroit Red Wings original six logo puck is team signed by 19 members of the 1964-65 Detroit Red Wings. The puck is signed in bold ballpoint pen signatures including:  Gordie Howe (HOF 1972), Norm Ullman (HOF 1982), Alex Delvecchio (HOF 1977), Marcel Pronovost (HOF 1978), Bill Gadsby (HOF 1970), Roger Crozier (D. 1996), Floyd Smith, Doug Barkley, Parker MacDonald, Carl Wetzel, Gary Bergman, Larry Jeffrey, Paul Henderson, Eddie Joyal, Al Langois, Bruce MacGregor and Sid Abel (HOF 1969, D. 2000).

Prior to the 1964-65 season, the Red Wings, who were anxious to protect a highly thought of rookie goaltending prospect named Roger Crozier, decided to gamble by leaving veteran Terry Sawchuk exposed. The Maple Leafs surprised the Red Wings by snatching Sawchuk, thus leaving rookie prospect Roger Crozier as Detroit's man in between the pipes. The 1964-65 NHL season would prove fruitful for the young rookie netminder and his Red Wings. Detroit posted a league best 87 points, behind 40 victories from Crozier, and won their first regular season title since 1957.

Gordie Howe, Norm Ullman and Alex Delvecchio all finished top 5 in league scoring while rookie goalie Roger Crozier won the Calder Trophy, made the All Star team and was named 1st team NHL All Star! The Wings fell to the Blackhawks in a hard fought 7 game Semi Final series as Bobby Hull came alive netting 8 goals in the 7 games and spoiling the Red Wings Cup dreams. The following season Crozier would lead the Red Wings to the Finals and capture the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

The puck is preserved beautifully with a thin layer of shellac. An absolutely stunning piece for any Red Wings collector.