I saw an item that tirggered my interest but missed out on auction due to the hi bid out of my price range--BUT did anyone see the image of the Cree Inidans and other tribe--
-NOT sure if it was a postcard or images from a magzine--anyway--Being Native American and a hockey player --I have had interst in the Indians that have played in the NHL and their contributions in the past--mic-mac sticks---I have the Puck Starts Here book and interesting articles. I wasgathering info on the numerous Indians that have played and wanted to start a book but Life got in the way--Still would bean intersting read if I get the inpiration again.
My little claim is that Stan Jonathan is from the same reserve I'm from in Canada--sothern Ontario and have numerous autograph items and the most unique collectible is a bottle of scotch made for Stan in the 70's with his label and it's signed--unopened--
Anyone with images let me know--may be intereted in acquring for "research" and display in my hockey shrine--
Thanks and good day
found picture in question after search and it's a postcard after reading follow-up info
Captions under the photos are as follows: "The Cree Indian Hockey Team, Temagami, Ontario, Canada." and "The Ojibway Hockey Team, Temagami, Ontario, Canada." Great early postally unused postcard of team members in full dress on skates. Printed in Canada, circa 1920
This message has been edited by HMorenz on Dec 1, 2006 2:21 AM This message has been edited by HMorenz on Dec 1, 2006 2:20 AM
Have to say my opinion that Bucyk is the best aboriginal ever to play in the NHL. If anyone feels like scanning a PSA 8 rookie to show the forum I for one would love it. Also the point that Bucyk's rookie in PSA 8 is very hard to come across. The population on PSA is only 15 PSA 8's
First Jonathan, now Chief; I'm getting all emotional here. I would second that Dan, Bucyk was the best, what a career he had; solid player, so well respected by his teammates; a true legend of the game. I didn't know his RC was so tough, though, no 9s ?
I can't find the details and I may be off the mark, but I remember just a few years ago, Chris Simon and someone else getting in a fight in a playoff game or something and they agreed afterwards to avoid anymore fights because they were both Indians. It was an interesting story. I'm thinking this was when he played with Calgary, but I'm not sure.
If no one figures it out, you'll have to post the answer.
What gets me is when they discuss diversity in the NHL I have not heard Indians or any of the players names mentioned spacifically but when the black players were discussed they had follow up stories / interviews on the TV--All I really want is the contribtions toand players to be more reconized and programs to help out--that was one of my goals if I ever did a book was to donate proceeds --maybe this will bea starting point
Had more than expected within the collection--
George Armstrong--Legendary Maple Leafs and Captain-
LARRY JOHNSTON SPRINGFIELD INDIANS
Bottle of Scotch MADE for Stan Jonathan Circa 1970's
Autographed by Stan Jonathan personalized--not to me
Eddie Shore- Springfield Days (?) Bun Cook and unidentified player looks Native
This message has been edited by HMorenz on Dec 2, 2006 9:53 PM
As mentioned the phot IDs were from this gentlamn's memory--SO I'm trying to get some clarification so I don't misrepresent the photo If I decide to sell and for now cataloging issues--and while we're still young and our memories have something still left--SO I'd like to know too
This message has been edited by HMorenz on Dec 3, 2006 12:38 PM
Thanks Ray for the great scan of the Bucyk PSA 8. As for the snow in British Columbia it has been nasty. A return to the weather we had here in the 90's plenty of snow. Still got three more months of this the snowbanks are going to be huge this year!!!!!