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Henderson Jersey Auction Destroys Records, Sells for over $1 Million

From Puck Daddy’s Sean Leahy:

One of the busiest days of the hockey year that saw two women finally inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame ended with even more history being made.

The 1972 Summit Series jersey worn by Paul Henderson of Team Canada soldfor a record $1,067,538 USD as the centerpiece of a month-long auction from Classic Auctions. With a 19.5% buyers premium, the final price was $1.275 million USD, a record for a sports uniform. The previous record for a hockey item was $191,200 USD for a Bobby Orr rookie year game worn jersey sold in April. There have been private sales greater than that, but the Henderson jersey shattered them all, including the $657,250 price tag of a Babe Ruth game worn New York Yankees jersey from 1933 that sold in 2006.

Toronto-based Mitchell Goldhar, owner of private real estate development company SmartCentre’s and one of Canada’s richest men with a net worth of over $1 billion according to a 2008 list, made the 42nd and final bid. The auction started at $10,000 USD and quickly rose entering yesterday evening just over $300,000 USD, with the final few hours seeing the price jump almost half a million dollars.

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Lindas1st's avatar

Damn, I wanted Upper Deck to win the jersey so they could cut it up into a thousand little pieces and put it on hockey cards. wink

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 06/23/10 at 04:00 PM ET

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