Large Hoard of Bee Hives (239 )
In 1934, the St. Lawrence Starch Company Ltd. hired a photographer for sessions at Maple Leaf Gardens with a few of the Toronto Maple Leafs “star” players. These photos were to be made available for free through a promotion campaign that was about to start-up. The St. Lawrence Starch Company Ltd. began promoting these photos through their sponsorship of the “Bee Hive Sportsviews” radio broadcast on C.F.R.B. radio in Toronto. The show followed the evening News for ten minutes every weekday and Saturday evening. Most, if not all of the photos were taken by the official team photographers. 239 cards in all. B + W photos cover the years 1934-1967 and most are attached to cardboard. Others are superimposed in framed cardboard. Photos include Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Andy Bathgate, Harry Howell, Gump Worsley, Eddie Shack, Milt Schmidt, Bill Gadsby, Glen Hall, Sid Abel, Jean Beliveau, Red Kelly, Terry Sawchuck, Bobby Baun, Norm Ullman, Boom Boom Geoffrion and Jacques Plante. Grades range from VG to EX-MT. Most are EX. This is the largest grouping we have ever offered. Put together by one Canadian collector.