Four-time Stanley Cup winning goalie Billy Smith is selling major pieces from his personal collections in an auction that opened this week.
Smith, a Hall of Famer who played a key role in the New York Islanders early 1980s dynasty, has consigned trophies, rings, game-worn jerseys and other items to Classic Auctions.
Smith’s four Stanley Cup championship rings opened for bidding at $5,000 each. His personal Stanley Cup trophies, Clarence Campbell Bowls and Price of Wales trophies are also up for grabs along with several game-worn Islanders jerseys and his Canada Cup jersey.
Another member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team is selling one of his game-worn jerseys in the auction.
Rob McClanahan, who scored the Gold Medal winning goal against Finland, wore the jersey in the famous 4-3 victory against the Soviets on February 22, 1980.
In a twist, Classic is also offering a jersey from one of the USSR team members. Alexander Golikov’s battered shirt shows plenty of game wear, as the Soviets were known to wear their jerseys in more than one tournament.
Stanley Cup rings from long-time Detroit Red Wings physician Dr. John Finley are up for bid including those from the 1997-98 and 2007-08 Red Wings victories.
The auction also includes Bernard ‘Boom Boom’ Geoffrion’s 1954 Montreal Canadiens wool jersey, Jack Shill’s 1942 AHL All-Star Jersey and other items from NHL stars past and present including Gretzky, Kurri, Bourque, Bossy and more.
Over 1000 items are up for bid inside the 144-page full color catalog with bidding set to close on February 24 at 10pm EST.