Lot 569. Scarce Hockey Coaster/Card – 1932-33 O’Keefe Maple Leafs #14 Robert “Bob” Gracie. Playing left wing for Toronto from 1930-33, Gracie helped the Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup in 1932 and to reach to finals in 1933. O’Keefe’s Beverages issued this card and 18 others to commemorate the Maple Leafs’ 1932 Stanley Cup championship. Made in the shape of star with eight points, the coaster measures about 5” from one point to the point opposite it. A tear at the edge of one point puts the card in g territory. Overall, it looks better and features excellent illustrations.
Winning Bid $113
Lot 572. The Other Mario Lemieux 1985 Topps Rookie Card. This Lemieux rookie is on the bottom of a 1985 Topps Hockey wax box than might have contained the more common Lemieux rookie card in one of the packs inside. The card on the box bottom presents a different photo than the standard card. Like regular cards, it is printed on both sides and, in place of a number on the back, it has the letter “I.” The box is complete and grades vg-ex. The Lemieux card is one of four on the bottom of the box. The three other players are John Ogrodnick, Gil Perreault and Glenn Resch. Like Lemieux, Perrault is in the Hockey Hall of Fame. One of these alternative Lemieux rookies professionally graded vg-ex 4 recently sold for almost $700. Properly cut from the box, this Lemieux example seems as if it would grade vg-ex. MB $50.
Winning Bid $204
Lot 573. Gordie Howe, Sid Abel and Ted Lindsay Autographed 11” x 14” Color Photo. The size of this photo makes it outstanding for display. It does have a light-to-moderate vertical crease from the top through Howe’s image. The autographs are nm 7 and better. These three legends first played as a line for the Detroit Red Wings during the 1946-47 season with Abel at center, Lindsay at left wing and Howe at right wing. They were together in Detroit from 1946-52. Lindsay (died 2019) was a nine-time All-Star and winner of the Art Ross Trophy in 1950. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1966. Abel (d. 2000) was selected as an All-Star four times and earned the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1949. He was elected to the HoF in 1969. Howe (d. 2016) was among the NHL’s top five scorers in 20 seasons. A 23-time All-Star, he received the Art Ross Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy six times each. His HoF induction occurred in 1972. All three of these Red Wings greats were named to the list of 100 Greatest NHL Players in 2017.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 574. Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita Autographed Books. Both men starred for the Chicago Black Hawks, and both were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983. Each added a gem mint 10 autograph to the title page of his book. In “Hockey Is My Game,” Hull briefly summarizes his career an then provides detailed instruction on skating, puck handling, playing offense and defense, scoring goals, practicing and training, and how to watch a game. The 1967 hardback, which contains 16 pages of photos, in nm with a vg-ex dust jacket. In 1998, “The Hockey News” ranked Hull 8th on its list of 100 Greatest Hockey Players. He was the highest rated left-winger. In his autobiography “I Play to Win,” Mikita outlines his life from birth in Czechoslovakia as Stanislav Gvoth through emigration to Canada at the age of eight to live with his uncle, Joe Mikita, through NHL stardom. The 1969 book, an apparent first edition, is ex+ in a vg+ to ex dust jacket. Generally considered the best center of the 1960s, Mikita was rated the 17th best hockey player of all time by “The Hockey News.” He is the only player in NHL history to win the Hart, Art Ross, and Lady Byng trophies in the same season, and he did so in consecutive seasons, 1966–67 and 1967–68. Mikita died in 2018. In 2011, statues of both Mikita and Hull were placed outside the United Center, home of the Blackhawks.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 575. Jeremy Roenick Autographed Photo Plaque. Roenick is one of only three American-born players to score at least 500 goals in the NHL. His career spans 1988-2009 with the Chicago Black Hawks, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks. A nine-time All-Star at center, he scored 94 points, including 41 goals, in 1990-91; 53 goals in 1991-92, and 107 points in the next two seasons. His autograph is mint 9 on a 8” x 10” color photo on a 12” x 15” plaque that is attractively designed and includes Roenick’s 1991 Pro Set Platinum Performer card. The plaque is nm-m.
Minimum Bid $20
Lot 576. Boston Garden 1929-1930 Season Official 52-Page Program Focusing on Hockey. And including Shipstad and Johnson before they created the Ice Follies. This vg+ program provides photos and information on the NHL Champion Boston Bruins and the Canadian-American League Champion Boston Tigers. Each of the two 1928-29 championship teams is pictured. Four players, three of them now Hockey Hall of Fame members, each have a full-page photo in the program - Dit Clapper and Eddie Shore of the Bruins and Harvey Jackson of Montreal. The Bruins’ Dutch Gainor also has a page. Other Bruins future HoFers are pictured with a brief biographical sketch: Marty Barry, Mickey McKay, Harold Oliver and Cecil Thompson. The program presents eight pages on the Feb. 6, 1930 American Legion Ice Carnival, which included a concert, speed skating competition, “fancy” skating, an exhibition practice session by the Bruins, and a comedy skit by Roy Shipstad and Oscar F. Johnson With Roy’s brother Eddie, they founded Shipstads & Johnson Ice Follies six years later.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 578. 3 Pittsburgh Penguins Pucks, 2 Featuring Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis. The two pucks with Jagr and Francis are from the 1996-97 season and were issued by Burger King. One is vg-ex and one is g+ to vg. The third puck is from the Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State for a Sept. 19, 2017 pre-season game between the Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres. Ex+.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 580. Yvan Cournoyer Montreal Canadiens N.H.L. Champions Replica Ring. In 16 seasons in Montreal (1963-79), the Hall of Fame right winger contributed to 10 Stanley Cup Championships for the Canadiens. The mint metal alloy ring has Cournoyer’s name on one shoulder and the years the team won the Stanley Cup on the other.
Minimum Bid $10
Lot 581. Patrick Roy Montreal Canadiens 1986 Stanley Cup Champions Replica Ring. With Roy in goal, the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in 1986 and 1993. The mint metal alloy ring has Roy’s name on one shoulder and “Canadiens” on the other. The “6” in the date is incompletely struck. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006, Roy was one of the game’s best goaltenders.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 582. Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks 2013 Stanley Cup Champions Replica Ring. Toews and his Chicago teammates also won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and 2015. He received the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the 2010 playoffs. The metal alloy ring is mint, nicely designed with the Blackhawks’ logo on the head and Toews’ name on one shoulder and the year on the other.
Winning Bid $10