Some famous NHL Stanley Cup rings and other vintage hockey memorabilia brought big bucks north of the border.
Five Stanley Cup rings belonging to former Edmonton Oilers’ owner Peter Pocklington sold for over $320,000 in an auction which closed early Wednesday morning.
Classic Auctions, based in Montreal and specializing in hockey memorabilia, sold the rings as part of a large catalog sale.
The highest amount paid among any of the items in the auction was for the 1989-90 Oilers ring which sold for $72,151. With the 17.5% buyer’s premium added, the final realized price was $84,777.
There were an average of 25 bids for each of the rings, part of a collection that Pocklington – who now lives in Palm Springs, California – said he was selling to raise funds for his grandchildren’s education.
Stanley Cup rings have continued to climb in value over the years, sought after by collectors and wealthy fans.
In all, Pocklington consigned 29 different pieces of hockey memorabilia. His collection was only part of a large group of items offered by Classic.
A 1940s Dave “Sweeney” Schriner Toronto Maple Leafs game worn sweater made of wool sold for $24,554 while a 1990-91 Mark Messier Oilers game jersey brought $19,785.
Classic also sold a very rare Hobey Baker autograph. It found a new home for $14,052 including the buyer’s premium.
The 1980 Stanley Cup ring belonging to former New York Islander star Clark Gillies attracted 15 bidders and a winning bid of $22,321. A second ring from the 1982 Islanders championship sold for over $20,000.
A Gillies 1980 Stanley Cup championship game worn jersey featuring a Lake Placid Olympic patch brought 24 bidders and a payout of $15,457.
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