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Boston Bruins Autographed Index Card Group of (6) Bill Quackenbush, Bill Cowley, Tiny Thompson, Dit Clapper, Woody Dumart and Milt Schmidt PSA/DNA Deceased
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Boston Bruins Autographed Index Card Group of (6) Bill Quackenbush, Bill Cowley, Tiny Thompson, Dit Clapper, Woody Dumart and Milt Schmidt PSA/DNA Deceased
Lot #564

Bill Quackenbush played his Hall of Fame career for two teams, the Detroit Red Wings from 1943-44 until 1948-49 and the Boston Bruins where he played from 1949-50 through 1955-56. He was three times a First Team NHL All Star and twice a Second Team NHL All Star. He won the Lady Byng Trophy, played in 8 NHL All Star games and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. Quackenbush died on September 12, 1999 at the age of 77.

Bill Cowley began his NHL career with the St. Louis Eagles in 1934-35. After the season the team folded and Art Ross, the general manager of the Boston Bruins selected him in the dispersal draft. He played the rest of his career, 12 more seasons, with the Bruins. Cowley was four times a First Team NHL All Star and once a Second Team NHL All Star. He also won the scoring title in 1941. Cowley was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1968. Cowley died on December 31, 1993 at the age of 81.

"Tiny” Thompson began his NHL career with the Boston Bruins in 1928-29. After 10 full seasons in Boston, Thompson finished his career playing two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He was twice a First Team NHL All Star and twice a Second Team NHL All Star. Thompson won the Vezina Trophy four times, won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 1929 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1959. Thompson died on February 9, 1981 at the age of 77.

Dit Clapper played his entire NHL career, 20 seasons, with the Boston Bruins. He started his career in 1927-28 and played into the 1946-47 season. Clapper was three times a First Team NHL All Star and three times a Second Team NHL All Star. He won three Stanley Cup Championships (the most of any Bruins player) and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947. Clapper has a stroke in 1973 and was confined to a wheelchair. He died on January 20, 1978 at the age of 70.

Woody Dumart played 16 seasons with the Boston Bruins from 1935-36 through 1954-55. Dumart enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, therefore he missed three NHL seasons. He was a member of the famed “Kraut Line” with Milt Schmidt and Bobby Bauer. Dumart was a Second Team NHL All Star in 1947 and played in two NHL All Star games. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. He died on October 19, 2001 at the age of 84.

Milt Schmidt played 16 seasons with the Boston Bruins and is famously known for centering the “Kraut Line” with childhood friends Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer. Milt was three times a First Team NHL All Star and once a Second Team NHL All Star. He was the NHL Scoring Champion in 1940, won the Hart Trophy in 1951, played in four NHL All Star games and won the Stanley Cup in 1939 and 1941.

Following his Hall of Fame playing career, Milt went into coaching and coached the Bruins for 11 seasons through 1965-66, before becoming their General Manager in 1967. Milt won 2 Stanley Cups as Bruins GM, bringing in Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield. Following his time in Boston, Milt was coach and GM of the Washington Capitals for 2 seasons. Milt died on January 4, 2017 at the age of 98.

All index cards are PSA/DNA certified.