The 1974-75 Conn Smythe Trophy awarded to Philadelphia Flyers goalie Bernie Parent sold for $53,171 late Tuesday night as Classic Auctions wrapped up its Spring Auction.
Parent won the Vezina and Conn Smythe trophies in both 1974 and 1975, leading the Flyers to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.
The 13-inch trophy was the top selling item in the auction, which generated $1.35 million.
Other highlights included numerous items from the career of Hall of Famer Bob Gainey, which sold for $237,470 combined, topped by his 1985-86 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup ring at $20,637.
Other sales included a 1979-80 Stanley Cup Finals jersey worn by Clark Gillies ($29,462) and a 1977-78 Hartford Whalers pre-season jersey worn and autographed by Gordie Howe ($20,121).
The Edmonton Journal reported on the Connor McDavid rookie card from 2015-16 The Cup that’s pacing the Lelands Auction.
MeiGray Auctions has opened a new equipment bag auction. Among those up for grabs is the bag used by Neil Smith during his tenure as General Manager of the New York Rangers in the late 1990s. It measures 26″ x 12″ x 14.”
Smith was the architect of the Rangers’ greatest triumph, assembling the 1993-94 team that broke the franchise’s 54-year Stanley Cup drought with a seven-game defeat of the Vancouver Canucks in the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals.
In all, there are 24 bags up for bid through July 8 at MeiGrayAuctions.com.
Collector Martin Jacobs is putting together a book called “Kezar Stadium-The Turbulent Years,” focused on the San Francisco 49ers’ tenure at the old stadium, which was occupied by the Niners from 1946-1971.
“I’m more or less letting the fan’s write the book from their experiences at the stadium,” he told us.
Jacobs is looking for memories from fans who attended games at Kezar in the years before the team left for Candlestick Park. The selected comments for the book from readers will receive a complimentary book. You can email him at [email protected]
Jacobs has already authored three books on team history.