AHL Cleveland Barons 1996 Reunion Poster Autographed by 40 Players.
Lot 139. AHL Cleveland Barons 1996 Reunion Poster Autographed by 40 Players. The Barons competed in the American Hockey League from 1937-72. During that time, they captured nine Calder Cups, awarded to the league champion. Cleveland also had a Barons NHL team from 1976-78. And from 1972-76, Cleveland was represented in the World Hockey Association by the Crusaders. Award-winning artist Lou Davas created the artwork for the 10.25” x 17.25” poster, No. 4 of 67 produced. Davis received the National Cartoonist Society Sports Cartoon Award for his 1963 and 1967 work and is in the Hall of Fame of the Sports Media Association. The poster is signed by Les Binkley (twice), Steve Kraftcheck, Fred Glover, Howie Glover, Ray Ross, Johnny Bower (Hall of Fame member), Jackie Gordon (coach who led the Barons to the Calder Cup in 1957), Cal Stearns, Jim Moore, Bill Needham, J B (Peg) O’Neil, Earl Bartholomew, Tom Williams, Larry Zeidel, Grant Erickson (played also for the Crusaders), Aldo Guidolin (HoF), Wayne Schultz, Glenn Sonmor, Dennis Turchek, Tom Williams, Ian Cushenan, Ron Attwell, Bob Bailey, and others. Cleveland Crusaders also signed: Gilles Miloche, John Hanna (player and coach), Gerry Pinder, Skip Krake, Paul Shmyr, Ray Clearwater, Ron Anderson, (Ron) Bucky Buchanan and Ron Ward. The signatures are nm-m 8 and better. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. Also included is a photocopied poster signed by Binkley. Winning Bid $125.