Nearly a year has passed now and no one is really sure what happened to the puck that pushed the Chicago Blackhawks to Stanley Cup greatness. Accusations have flown. Rewards have been offered but the puck Patrick Kane shot is still MIA.
Strange, considering the depth to which some pro sports organizations now value even the most insignificant pieces of everyday game-used goods. Everything is worth something according to Major League Baseball which now authenticates foul balls and lineup cards.
This time, though,something slipped through the cracks.
There wouldn’t have been much talk about this 35 or 40 years ago. Baseball cards had value, but not much. Anything really important went to the Hall of Fame–if someone remembered to save it.
Now, though, important relics are worth something. And for every great item, there are dozens of fakes. The Chicago Sun-Times may be a bit late to the party, but they’re talking about the missing puck and also capturing some interesting comments from the FBI about the sports memorabilia business.