Bobby Hull Autographed Sports Illustrated Magazine Price: $89.00

Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks Autographed June 19, 1972 Sports Illustrated Magazine with Sports Pro Stop COA. The magazine has an intact mailing label and is in excellent overall condition, with mild aging but no significant creases. The magazine has a large, bold black Sharpie signature on the cover. The lead article is about the upstart WHA and the Winnipeg Jets stealing Bobby Hull from the Black Hawks. Other articles involve motorcycle racing on the Isle of Man, Riva Ridge's victory at the Belmont Stakes, Jane Blalock, a pictorial of the construction in Munich for the 1972 Olympics, wrestler Dan Gable, the Rappahannock River, the Oakland A's, the US Olympic shotputters, waterfowl hunting in Mexico, Lamar Hunt, and the Automaton Chess Player. Bobby was nicknamed "The Golden Jet" for his blonde hair and speed on skates. He played 24 years of professional hockey in the NHL and WHA from 1957-1980 with the Black Hawks, Jets, and Whalers. He played in 1474 games, scoring 1808 points on 913 goals and 895 assists, while racking up 823 penalty minutes. He was the first NHL player to score more than 50 goals in a season, a feat which he accomplished 5 times in the NHL and 3 times in the WHA. He scored an additional 209 points in 179 playoff games, including 105 goals and 104 assists. He won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL scoring leader on 3 separate occasions, as well as winning the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL Most Valuable Player twice. He also won the Lady Bing Trophy for sportsmanship for the 1964-65 season. He was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy for his contributions to hockey in 1969. He was named the WHA's MVP two times as well. He was a 12 time NHL All Star and a 5 time WHA All Star. He was a member of the 1961 Stanley Cup Champion Black Hawks and the WHA Avco Cup Champion Jets in 1976, 1978, and 1979. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983 and the WHA Hall of Fame in 2010. He is the third leading scorer of all time, behind only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. He was responsible for the development of the curved blade, which eventually led to goalies wearing masks in the NHL out of fear! On any list ever created, he is ranked as one of the top 10 hockey players of all time.

40480-Bobby Hull Black Hawks June 19 1972