Stanley Cup celebration in Chicago
The Chicago Blackhawks finished a great year with an epic come-from-behind victory in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to win the series four games to two. By now, we all know how they fought back to score two goals in a span of 17 seconds during the last two minutes of the game to win the series over the Boston Bruins.
The Blackhawks have earned a place in history by winning the Stanley Cup, and not only did a huge crowd turn out for the celebration, fans have been flocking to eBay to buy their own small piece of that history. Collectibles for the Blackhawks range from player cards, game-worn jerseys and equipment, and miniature helmets and figurines.
Two of the more expensive items included a 2013 team-signed jersey and a 2013 team-signed goalie mask purchased for around $1,000 each. A few more signed masks are up for bid now. A 16"-by-20" reprint of Sports Illustrated magazine signed by the team, coaches and ownership sold for nearly $700.
One fan spent $585 for a game-worn Bryan Bickell jersey from his rookie season. A pair of Patrick Sharp’s game-used gloves that he autographed sold for $510. A game program from the 2013 Stanley Cup Final signed by many of the Blackhawks players went for $500.
Two Jonathan Toews jerseys from Reebok both sold for around $500 each. One of the jerseys was a 2010 Stanley Cup playoff jersey signed by Toews.
Another item that sold after the victory Monday night was a 45"-by-28" unused Stanley Cup Final street banner that featured Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp and Corey Crawford. It brought over $300.
One of the more remarkable pieces of Blackhawks memorabilia that sold on eBay after the victory was a pair of autographed figurines of Toews and Kane that sold for $750.
Sometimes an exciting Stanley Cup playoff season can push the sales of items from years gone by, such as vintage hockey cards, as fans rediscover the game they loved as kids.
Dozens of hockey cards, both current and former members of the team, have changed hands in the days following Chicago’s victory. While most cost less than $5, signed relic cards with low print runs were moving swiftly.