The ‘72 Paul Henderson sweater was clearly the talk of the town amongst memorabilia collectors last Wednesday morning.
Fetching a record price of $1,067,058, after a month long auction, it shattered the previous record set for a hockey sweater set earlier this year when a Bobby Orr rookie sweater fetched over $200K.
The Henderson sweater was not just the only item up for grabs through Classic Auctions last month however. The site also had many outstanding Habs related items available.
I highlighted a few of these lots a couple weeks back on Ya! The Habs Rule!, but here’s a list of some that were a bit more "affordable" to collectors by Henderson sweater standards.
|Lot #||Description||Final Price|
|427||Rod Langway’s ‘79 S/C Ring||$15,178|
|298||S/C Replica auto’d by 5 HOFers||$1,026|
|206||Henri Richard Game-used stick||$484|
|797||1928 Howie Morenz Press Photo||$240|
|519||Jacques Plante Auto’d photo||$525|
|204||Doug Harvey signed/gm used stick||$1,391|
|254||Murray Wilson’s ‘73 Cup trophy||$5,185|
|116||Habs Photo collection(many auto’d)||$1,531|
|299||Guy Lafleur auto’d Habs armchair||$440|
|481||Vintage Habs hockey card lot||$270|
Don’t forget to add a buyer’s premium, applicable taxes and shipping charges to the final selling price.
This link will bring you back to the above items, as well as other Montreal Canadiens lots from prior auctions. Well worth a look for future reference for potential buyers or consignors for future auctions.
Some of these lots could easily be broken down by collectors for resale (photos, cards, etc.), notably that one great autographed photo lot . But damn, wouldn’t that Lafleur chair have looked good in the living room?
I've also posed the question, "How much would you be willing to spend on a piece of hockey memorabilia?"