We're not sure what's more impressive: The fact that at age 90, Leo Reise is still signing autographs through the mail as a two-time Stanley Cup hero, the fact that his house has virtually no hockey memorabilia despite his past or the fact that he's been married for almost 70 years.
He does have one very shiny reminder of his days on the ice, though--something valuable he received not all that long ago.
A big, tough defenseman for the early 1950s Red Wings, Reise still has his sense of humor, too.
Here's a nice profile and video from the Toronto Star.
Remember that lawsuit filed by Leaf Trading Cards over Panini’s use of the term “Prizm”? It’s over.
Yup, just that quickly according to attorney Paul Lesko who says Leaf’s strategy has changed in the matter and they’re now challenging via the Trademark application process.
The sale of Curt Schilling’s bloody sock probably came about 8 years too late. Schilling’s recent money troubles have kind of cast a dark cloud over his relationship with the Red Sox. Even though the sock that displayed his grittiness in pitching despite a painful injury exemplifies a certain element of greatness, it isn’t quite the icon it once may have been.
Still, it sold for a lot of money last weekend and also brought to mind some other rather…well…unusual items that have been put up for bid over the years.
Here’s a creative little slideshow entitled “Schilling’s Bloody Sock and Other Really Gross Sports Memorabilia”.