The building of the Chicago Black Hawks into a Stanley Cup champion from a perennial low-finisher in the NHL standings, and which started in 1954 when Tommy Ivan took over as general manager, was finally completed in April of 1961 as the Black Hawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings four games to two in the Stanley Cup finals. It took Ivan several years to piece together the championship puzzle, with the single most important act in team history actually being made by scout Bob Wilson who discovered a young teenager named Robert Marvin Hull on an outdoor rink in Ontario. The additions of three other future Hall-of-Famers in the last half of the 1950's was also key as Glenn Hall, Stan Mikita and Pierre Pilote all played big parts in the Hawks' success story. After a third place finish in 1960-61, Chicago had to face the highly favored and 5-time defending champion Montreal Canadiens in the semi-finals. Following an ultra-exciting 2-1 triple-overtime win on Murray Balfour's goal in game three, the Hawks completed the upset as Hall posted shutouts in games five and six. The Hawks' opponents in their first trip to the finals in 17 seasons were the Red Wings who had upset the Maple Leafs in five games. Two of the greatest athletes in Chicago sports history, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, made their first appearances in the Stanley Cup finals and each contributed to Chicago's ultimate victory. Hull shone in game one with a pair of goals including the game-winner in a 3-2 win, while a Mikita goal was the winner in game five. The Black Hawks then clinched their first Stanley Cup since 1938 with a 5-1 win in Detroit in game six. To mark the joyous occasion Chicago players later received stunning gold rings. Bobby Hull's precious memento features a gold Black Hawks Indian head logo surrounded by ten diamonds and the words that Chicago hockey fans waited so long to hear, "Black Hawks World Champions". One shank includes a "C" and crossed tomahawks with "1960" above while the likeness of Lord Stanley's coveted trophy and "1961" are on the other. Stamped "Balfour 10K" on the inside band, the ring is size 12 1/2 and in excellent condition, showing just light wear. The magnificent keepsake is from the personal collection of Bobby Hull. His signed letter of authenticity will accompany this tantalizing rarity.