World’s Oldest Hockey Stick Sells for $2.2 Million

At least one Canadian had the capacity to spend over $2 million on a piece of hockey history and still buy the family some nice Christmas presents.

A children’s charity came up the big winner as a piece of 19th century hockey history was sold at auction. The "world’s oldest hockey stick" brought $2.2 million at a well-publicized auction.

Gord Sharpe, 45, who has been in possession of the family heirloom since he was nine, was relieved when he learned that the buyer was a Canadian. There were 26 bids submitted from around the world and inquiries were fielded from such places as Dubai, Australia and Germany.

Sharpe–and other hockey fans–are also ecstatic the stick will go on display rather than into someone’s private collection.

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