Join to get Daily Sports Collecting News in your inbox!

Robert Edward Auctions

Historic Hockey Stick on Tour

Mark O’Connell found it in the attic of a cottage he bought 17 years ago. He didn’t think much of it until he started doing some research. Now, he’s got a very old, very rare piece of hockey history that could be worth big bucks.

It’s not the world’s oldest hockey stick, but it is quite possibly the world’s oldest manufactured hockey stick that’s still around.

Created prior to 1871 and authenticated by the Hockey Hall of Fame, Mark O’Connell’s old stick says "Ditson" on the blade. That ancient manufacturing label was key in determining that what he has was a little slice of historic sports memorabilia.

He’s been taking the stick–and it’s story–on a tour of Canada.

About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

Speak Your Mind

Flash ad ID:22