While some athletes’ memorabilia hits the auction block because of the “Three D’s”, death, divorce or drugs…for others it’s simply a matter of choice.
Whether it’s Kirk Gibson cleaning out a storage unit that holds items associated with one of the more memorable moments in baseball history or a family seeking a home for an item that could put a young relative through college, there’s clearly a big market.
Hockey collectors are especially passionate about things that come directly from players.
Why do they sell and who’s next? The Canadian Press takes the pulse of the player memorabilia market.