The Pittsburgh Penguins had plans to wear green St. Patrick’s warmup jerseys last Sunday. That—and a lot of other plans—have been scuttled by COVID-19, but the club is hoping they’ll still turn into something good.
The Pens have put the jerseys up for auction to benefit local charitable efforts, including food banks and other community groups working on behalf of those impacted by the situation. The auction will also include a selection of autographed St. Patrick’s Day pucks.
The Penguins had originally ordered the jerseys for use by players in the warmup before the game against the New York Islanders, which was postponed, as the NHL paused the season.
“Our green jerseys, which are unique each season, have always been very popular with our fans,” said Jim Britt, executive director of the Penguins Foundation. “We thought that this auction might be one small way that the Penguins, the foundation and our fans can come together to assist our community.”
Jerseys that were to be worn by the likes of Sidney Crosby (with his name spelled the Irish way), Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel are among those on the block and signed pucks from those players and eight other players are also up for bid.
The auction will run through March 24.
Two of the spring’s more popular and well-attended weekend card shows set for next month have been cancelled in light of the CDC’s recent guidelines on public gatherings.
The Long Island National Show at Hofstra University scheduled for April 25-26 and the spring event at Moeller High School in Cincinnati that same weekend have both been shut down.
MeiGray’s new game-worn NBA shoes division has its first auction up and running. There are 15 lots up for grabs including those donned in recent games by C.J. McCollum, Gordon Hayward, Joe Harris, Lauir Markkanen and Spencer Dinwiddie, among others.
The auction continues through March 25.
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