Mahovlich, Ted. (Frank Mahovlich) Signed and Inscribed. Foreword by Red Fisher.
Title THE BIG M: THE FRANK MAHOVLICH STORY.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Toronto HarperCollins 1999
0002000105 / 9780002000109
Inscription Inscribed by Subject & Signed by Author.
Seller ID 25424
244 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. Inscribed on half title page: "To P___ B___ Merry Xmas Frank Mahovlich 27" and signed "Ted Mahovlich". The black marker used in the signing/inscription has bled through the page somewhat. "Hockey fans who saw Frank Mahovlich play will never forget the combination of power and grace that defined the on-ice presence of a hockey superstar. Growing up in Schumacher, Ontario, Frank graduated from the St. Michael's Majors to the Toronto Maple Leafs at age nineteen. In his first year in the National Hockey League, 1957-58, he beat out Chicago sensation Bobby Hull for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. And so began a career that spanned twenty-one years in the NHL and World Hockey Association. Rich with anecdotes, 'The Big M' captures the spirit and times of a Hall of Famer career: four Stanley Cups with the great Leafs teams of the '60s'; his bitter struggle with Punch Imlach; the infamous million-dollar deal with the Chicago Blackhawks; the Leafs-Red Wings trade that saw Frank hook up with Alex Delvecchio and Gordie Howe to form the Production Line II; the end of the six-team era; glory years in Montreal and two more Stanley Cups; the 1972 Canada/Russia series; his move to the WHA's Toronto Toros and the wild stories from a league of a different kind; the Senate appointment and personal reflections." Previous owner's place, Christmas notation, date and signature on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds.