Antiques Roadshow took on a sports memorabilia flair again this week with the appraisal of a 1930s Chicago Black Hawks jersey.
The wife of Virgil Johnson’s grandson was invited on the show to learn more about the sweater he donned while playing for the Hawks.
As it turned out, the jersey dated from Chicago’s famous Cinderella team of 1937-38. The show was taped last summer but aired for the first time this week. Watch below.
The Hawks went 11-25 in 1937-38, but made the playoffs and went on to win the league title. They’re still the team with the worst regular season record to win a Stanley Cup. Johnson said later he received $500 and a watch as a member of the winning team.
A Minnesota native, Johnson spent 22 years playing and coaching hockey. He didn’t have a big role on the Hawks team that year and his career totals as a defenseman are modest: 75 games, one goal and 11 assists.
Johnson is a member of the USA Hockey Hall of Fame. A website offers the story of his life and career.
There was no word on whether the jersey might make its way into the auction market.