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Become a better collector. Learn more on amazing collections, read exclusive stories, watch fun videos and learn new facts and tricks on the collecting hobby. The Classic Auctions Blog is a great source for hockey and sports memorabilia info and news.
By SuperUser Account on 27/04/2012 1:15 PM


Can you imagine what it would have been like to room with the legendary Howie Morenz and swap stories with the Montreal Canadiens superstar in his heyday? How would it have felt to be a member of the Habs’ first back-to-back Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1930s, or to share the blueline with...
By SuperUser Account on 20/04/2012 7:59 AM


Larry Berman started his impressive Ottawa Senators collection back in 1996 and the Senators (not the NHL founding franchise obviously) made their first post-season appearance in 1996-97.

Call it a coincidence? Probably, but it’s certainly not a coincidence...
By SuperUser Account on 17/04/2012 8:00 AM


Spring 2012 auction is just around the corner. Are you ready?

The impressive Lafleur jersey has been held privately, out of the gaze of the hobby, since the 1970s when a father, and Habs fan, obtained it through a friend with ties with the Montreal Canadiens organization and gifted it to his son, our consignor. Without...
By SuperUser Account on 13/04/2012 8:11 AM


Trading cards need love.

Whatever type of cards you are collecting (hockey, baseball, non-sport, vintage, recent, etc.), there are a couple of obvious and not so obvious things that you should never do with them.  

I recently had a chat with Scott Coates, one of Classic Auctions’ copywriters and a long-time collector....
By SuperUser Account on 16/03/2012 10:37 AM


When I look at the following facts I wonder: What will happen if Sid the Kid’s latest comeback proves unsuccessful? What if he were unable to play anymore?

Sidney Crosby’s 2006-07 game-worn jersey sold for $9,384 in our last auction, which ended in February (there was no comeback on the horizon at that time)

Prior to last (Thursday) night,...
By SuperUser Account on 01/03/2012 8:55 PM


Some jerseys transcend the sport for whatever reason.



A SYMBOL

A jersey is more than just a piece of clothing that has the player’s name and team logo on it. It represents the identity of a franchise and a city and in many instances jerseys are symbols of civic pride and success. Much to my surprise, on a recent vacation in Cuba I...
By SuperUser Account on 17/02/2012 2:35 PM


So you are eyeing that special game-worn jersey, but what are you really buying? Whether you have a $300 or a $3000 budget, here are the first 4 things you should consider before buying a game-worn jersey.

1. Authentication  

When you first start collecting game-worn jerseys things like Letter of Authenticity (LOA) and Certificate of authenticity...
By SuperUser Account on 10/02/2012 8:41 AM
Vladislav Tretiak

As soon as I walked into the hallway of the Windsor Hotel and saw the sign commemorating the foundation of the National Hockey League right there in one of the hotel’s restaurants, I knew it was going to be a great evening.

The All-Star Event was a charity fundraiser for the Vladislav Tretiak and Max Pacioretty Foundations.  The event took place last Friday February 3rd, and Classic Auctions was there.

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By SuperUser Account on 02/02/2012 12:07 PM


When we did our Top 10 Most Expensive Jerseys sold by Classic Auctions a couple of weeks ago, we unfortunately missed 3 important jerseys that should have been included.

Here...
By SuperUser Account on 27/01/2012 6:49 AM


Alex Ovechkin is an intense player.  Who would disagree with that?

If you haven’t really taken the time to watch a Washington Capitals game, then you may only know Alex Ovechkin as that guy who scores a ton of goals.  But seriously, I don’t think that I have ever seen a player with such a presence on the ice.  With those bright yellow laces on his skates,...