Vintage game worn jerseys, Stanley Cup rings and high grade hockey cards were tops in a sale conducted by Classic Auctions.
He’s the Mickey Mantle of hockey.
Or maybe Mantle is the Bobby Orr of baseball.
Jerseys worn by the former Boston Bruins’ great always bring big bucks at auction and many sell through Montreal-based Classic Auctions. The company’s latest offering was an Orr jersey worn in the 1968-69 and 69-70 seasons. It attracted 15 bids and was sold for $81,425. With the 17.5% buyer’s premium, the jersey realized $95,674.
A rare and unique 1934 Toronto Maple Leafs wool sweater worn on St. Patrick’s Day by Leafs’ great King Clancy brought $44,629 including the buyer’s premium. The jersey proves that ballplayers wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a new phenomenon. Clancy was given the jersey by the club in honor of his popularity and service although it did generate some controversy at the time for being a little audacious.
Another game-worn rarity that hit five figures was a 1967-68 Oakland Seals jersey that sold for $12,773.
A 2002 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup ring presented to John Wharton sold for $20,292 while Moe Lemay’s 1987 Edmonton Oilers title ring brought $13,858.
Several high-grade vintage hockey card near sets and singles sold including a 1911-1912 Imperial Tobacco run (44 of 45 cards–all graded) that brought $14,738 and a 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky rookie card, graded 10 by KSA. It sold for $9595.