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1 hour ago, arpem-can said:

 you must be my age then because I have the same conscious memory of 17 Cups ...I have a jersey signed by the Rocket  and had a Forum seat for a few years but no longer ...the memories for sure aren't for sale ..lol

but not as ancient as Kinot. 

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  • 9 months later...

Hi - newbie here, but I have a bit of memorabilia which I'd like to share with you and would love someone in-the-know to help me out on....

My grandmother was a Canadiens fan and often went to see them play in the 1950s. During one match, she caught a puck when it was hit out of play, and afterwards got one of the players to sign it.  I have been trying to decipher the writing on it and so far I have got that it was against the Detroit Red Wings, probably in 1958, and possibly the score was 1/5. It certainly would have been played at the Montreal Forum.  So after a bit of internet research may well have been the match on March 27th 1958 which finished 1-5 to the Canadiens.  Whose is the signature though?  

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48 minutes ago, DougE said:

Hi - newbie here, but I have a bit of memorabilia which I'd like to share with you and would love someone in-the-know to help me out on....

My grandmother was a Canadiens fan and often went to see them play in the 1950s. During one match, she caught a puck when it was hit out of play, and afterwards got one of the players to sign it.  I have been trying to decipher the writing on it and so far I have got that it was against the Detroit Red Wings, probably in 1958, and possibly the score was 1/5. It certainly would have been played at the Montreal Forum.  So after a bit of internet research may well have been the match on March 27th 1958 which finished 1-5 to the Canadiens.  Whose is the signature though?  

Cool story & great puck!!

Really tough to tell from those photos.  If I had to guess, id say thats almost certainly a J to start the name though, which narrows it down to only 3 players on the 1958-59 roster:

Jacques Plante, Jean Guy Talbot and Jean Beliveau. 

Its definitely not Plante (very cartoony signature) or Talbot (3 distinct names)... it *could* be Beliveau (nothing to disprove it based on this image) But i also don't think its conclusively his either. 

 

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4 hours ago, maas_art said:

Cool story & great puck!!

Really tough to tell from those photos.  If I had to guess, id say thats almost certainly a J to start the name though, which narrows it down to only 3 players on the 1958-59 roster:

Jacques Plante, Jean Guy Talbot and Jean Beliveau. 

Its definitely not Plante (very cartoony signature) or Talbot (3 distinct names)... it *could* be Beliveau (nothing to disprove it based on this image) But i also don't think its conclusively his either. 

 

If it's March it's the 57/58 season. Could be Jack Bownass. 

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5 hours ago, maas_art said:

Cool story & great puck!!

Really tough to tell from those photos.  If I had to guess, id say thats almost certainly a J to start the name though, which narrows it down to only 3 players on the 1958-59 roster:

Jacques Plante, Jean Guy Talbot and Jean Beliveau. 

Its definitely not Plante (very cartoony signature) or Talbot (3 distinct names)... it *could* be Beliveau (nothing to disprove it based on this image) But i also don't think its conclusively his either. 

 

Just a thought. It looks very long and I remember Jean Beliveau telling his teammates to "Always" sign your signature so that it's readable.

1 hour ago, habs1952 said:

If it's March it's the 57/58 season. Could be Jack Bownass. 

I don't think so. JM2C. 

I couldn't find a signature for Jack Bowness, but here is a very clear signature of Jean Belivieu. 

The line underneath the name is very telling compared to the puck signature.

I suppose DougE "could" take it to a sports card store and ask them. 

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It's on a puck that obviously has been handled quite a bit. It could be Beliveau's because it doesn't look like one of those rushed sigs and the big guy was known for taking his time when signing. The J seems pretty clear of all the letters and it does match from his earlier years. His rookie card has a simulated signature on it and its a pretty good match to that J on the puck. Never seen a Bowness sig.

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12 hours ago, kinot-2 said:

Just a thought. It looks very long and I remember Jean Beliveau telling his teammates to "Always" sign your signature so that it's readable.

I don't think so. JM2C. 

I couldn't find a signature for Jack Bowness, but here is a very clear signature of Jean Belivieu. 

The line underneath the name is very telling compared to the puck signature.

I suppose DougE "could" take it to a sports card store and ask them. 

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The line under the signature looks more like a scratch than a line made of ink. 

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Many thanks for your replies - much appreciated!

I live in the UK myself - my mother's side of the family moved over here from Canada in the early 1960s. My grandmother passed away some years ago and I "inherited" the puck.  Her daughter (my mum) has said that the 1/5 is actually vs for versus :D, and I did wonder if the signature was Jean Beliveau's but coming from zero knowledge I didn't want to assume anything. Under a magnifying glass the line under the signature is definitely ink.  The rest of the story with my grandmother catching it was that there was a Frenchman next to her who also tried to catch it and said to her "If you weren't a lady I would have had that off you!" :D

All the best, and thanks again. 

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  • 7 months later...

Hi Habs fans!  I live in Ontario and I was wondering if anyone can assist me now ir in the future purchase Canadiens memorabilia or collectibles in the Montreal Quebec area whether game day items or items that are available regionally like the Scotties tissues with the HAbs logo available at your Dollarama store, etc..

 

My dear friend passed away last year in Quebec and I am looking to meet ad connect with fellow Habs fans and collectors from Quebec who can help me and I would pay the cost and shipping as well.

 

Sadly I live in Laffs Nation and they only carry Toronto, Toronto, Toronto stuff  here.

 

WOuld like to connect and meet you Habs fans in Quebec.

 

Thanks Go Habs Go!

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4 hours ago, retromikey said:

Hi Habs fans!  I live in Ontario and I was wondering if anyone can assist me now ir in the future purchase Canadiens memorabilia or collectibles in the Montreal Quebec area whether game day items or items that are available regionally like the Scotties tissues with the HAbs logo available at your Dollarama store, etc..

 

My dear friend passed away last year in Quebec and I am looking to meet ad connect with fellow Habs fans and collectors from Quebec who can help me and I would pay the cost and shipping as well.

 

Sadly I live in Laffs Nation and they only carry Toronto, Toronto, Toronto stuff  here.

 

WOuld like to connect and meet you Habs fans in Quebec.

 

Thanks Go Habs Go!

Ya know, I live in London (divided by Wings and laffs fans ) and have accumilated some Habs stuff. About 12-13 years ago, I was out for a drive just to nowhere ,with a laffs fan  (don't ask) . We passed an auction sign (I love auctions) and we decided to go there. There was a signed Roy jersy there and I was determined to get it. I cost me almost $300, but I got it. So, ya, never know what you can find around here. Another time, I wwent to buy a motorcycle and notice a signed pic of LaFleur. and commented on it. The seller asked if I wanted  it, of course. :)

I have 4 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren, and not one of them is a Habs fan. My 3rd child occasionally buys Habs stuff for me. About  27 years ago, my youngest got tickets for an old-timers game between the Habs oldtimers and the London cops.. The Ropcket was there and signed cards between periods. My daughter went up and stood in line and afterwards I joined her later. The card is one of the most cherrished memoribiliav that I have.

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