If you’re worried about eBay, or any other places where you can buy hockey history, you need not worry any more.
As long as you have a few thousands dollars.
There’s a web site called Classic Auctions, and they sell hockey memorabilia. Not just normal stuff, such as pictures of Carey Price or a puck signed by Alexei Yashin. But crazy hard to find stuff.
They don’t always have stuff available, but they just put up 1,000 auctions.
And some of it is pretty crazy.
Some of the items are newer, such as Montreal Canadiens Autographed Game Used Stick Collection of 3, Including Carey Price, Alex Kovalev and Saku Koivu ($200), or Mario Lemieux 2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins Game Worn Jersey ($1,100).
Some are older, like a Jack Adams Framed Montage Featuring Program Signed by Adams, Smythe, Lalonde, Selke and Other Hockey Legends ($250), 1938-39 Toronto Maple Leafs Team Signed Stick ($300) and a Joe Malone Framed Autograph, Photo and Hockey Card Montage ($222).
And others are things that are conversation starters if you owned it. Such as a Maurice Richard and Sugar Jim Henry Framed Individual Autograph ($100) and Iconic Playoff Photo Montage, or a Henri Richard’s 1955-57 Montreal Canadiens Rookie Contract ($330).
And some are things that are just plain cool. They include Albert “Junior” Langlois’ 1959 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Gold Ring (currently at $3,993), Jean Beliveau’s 1965 Conn Smythe Trophy ($6,655) or 1923-24 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Banner from the Montreal Forum ($2,500).
Some of it would be neat to have, but are way out of my price range.
Still, it is on my bucket list to own a Stanley Cup ring.