Recap of a Blockbuster Auction!
15/06/2012 12:07 PM
Well, we did it again. Hard work, quality items and the best clients and collectors in the world led our spring 2012 auction to another blockbuster result: $1.2 million worth of hockey and sports memorabilia sold!
We all knew this auction was filled with sensational pieces and that some had the potential to once again raise the bar in terms of value.
The Peter Pocklington Stanley Cup Championship Ring Collection was on many collectors’ watch list. The ‘80s were in a major part an Oilers affair and these rings represented Edmonton’s five Stanley Cups with breathtaking beauty.
The final results on each of these rings were extremely satisfying overall with one ring (1984-85) even surpassing the $50K mark! The 1986-87 and 1987-88 rings each sold for $44,242 and the prices realized on the two others were each a respectable $40,220. (All figures in US$ with buyers’ premium included.)
Gordie Howe's mid-1950s Detroit Red Wings game-worn jersey just bumped Russ Blinco’s 1930’s Maroon Jersey out of the eighth spot on our top 10 list of the most expensive game-worn jerseys we have sold. With a stunning final price of $66,456, this great piece of history is now our most expensive Gordie Howe Red Wings game-worn jersey ever!
Highlighted by the 1923-24 William Paterson V-145-1 #15 HOFer Howie Morenz RC, whic sold for $18,291, the Ultimate Hockey Rookie Card Collection proved once again that graded cards are a strong investment. The investment is clearly even stronger when it comes to high grades.
Most of the highly coveted 1951-52 Parkies reached sensational prices. For example, the #57 Glen Skov RC graded PSA 8 and the #76 Al Rollins RC graded PSA 8 each sold for an impressive $1,234! Mario Lemieux, Ray Bourque, Mark Messier, Steve Yzerman and Patrick Roy rookies cards, all perfect tens, sold for $2,823, $1,923, $2,562, $1,748 and $1,284, respectively.
In addition to Mr. Hockey’s incredible jersey our spring auction featured more amazing gamers that sold for great prices: Art Chapman's 1935-38 New York Americans Game-Worn Jersey sold for $15,503 and Guy Lafleur's 1972-73 Montreal Canadiens Game-Worn Photo-Matched Jersey sold for $15,116.
Three other jerseys also reached impressive prices: the 1967-68 Minnesota North Stars Pre-Season Game-Worn Jersey, which was offered for the first time in the hobby, reached a stunning $9,983. The immensely-important rookie uniform worn by Jaromir Jagr sold for $8,054 and Sergei Starikov's 1986 World Championships Team Russia Game-Worn Jersey realized a price of $2,247.
We also saw some good results with hockey sticks, whether they were more than 100 years old [Astonishing 1890s/1900s Tory Bros. Ice Polo / Ice Hockey Stick Bundle of 73 sold for $9,758] or only 40-60 years old [Bobby Orr's Early-1970s Victoriaville Pro Game-Used Hockey Stick sold for $5,923 and Jacques Plante's 1955-56 Montreal Canadiens CCM Game-Used Team-Signed Stick sold for $7,168].
Also to mention are: Gordie Howe's Mid-1960s Northland Signed Game-Used Stick sold for $2,950, Vladimir Konstantinov's 1996-97 Itech Game-Used Stick Signed by Russian Five sold for $1,012, Steve Yzerman's Mid-1990s Detroit Red Wings Victoriaville Signed Game-Used Stick sold for $690 and Wayne Gretzky's New York Rangers Hespeler Signed Game-Used Stick sold for $2,215.
Finally, here are a couple of other notable lots:
- Gennadiy Avdeenko's 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics High Jump Gold Medal, Winner's Diploma, Athlete's ID Pass and Bib Number sold for $10,323
- 1930-31 Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs Program sold for $1,633
- 1931 Stanley Cup Final Program Cup-Winning Game sold for $950
- "For the Love of Hockey" Limited Edition Autographed Signature Series Book sold for $4,043
- Wayne Bonney's 500-Goal Scorers Lithograph Autographed by 19 sold for $1,510
- 1957 Sport Revue Autographed by Jacques Plante sold for $573
- Deceased Hall-of-Famer Sylvio Mantha Autographed Booklet Page sold for $627
- Deceased Hall-of-Famer Jack Ruttan Autographed Booklet Page sold for $627
My friends - Josée, Debbie, Marc, Frank, Sean, Gilles, Pierre, Brad, Scott and Mike - and I would like to thank you all for your participation and we hope to see you back in the fall!
Don’t forget that we are now open for consignment for our Fall 2012 auction with cash advances always available for premium items. Don’t miss your chance to get your items featured in the biggest hockey auctions in the world!