About Us

about us

25 years of passion for hockey and sports memorabilia

Since its formation in 1994, Classic Auctions has evolved into one of the world’s most-respected auction houses, thanks largely to our special focus on historical hockey memorabilia and vintage trading cards, along with our customer service.

Classic Auctions is a leader in its field and prides itself on the principles of integrity, transparency, and expertise. Our staff is courteous and knowledgeable, bringing over 75 years of industry experience to the table, and they are devoted to honesty, reliability, and delivering customer satisfaction (96% customer satisfaction as per our online survey).

With over $100 million in sales since inception, Classic Auctions lists thousands of exhaustedly authenticated lots spread over a trio of auctions each year. These items encompass some of the greatest hockey-related treasures the world has ever seen, noteworthy collectibles and historically and culturally significant specimens from the world of politics, art and entertainment.

In June 2010, Classic Auctions reinforced its status as the world’s top hockey auction house and firmly established the company as a global leader in the sports auction industry with the sale of the Team Canada jersey worn by Paul Henderson while scoring the winning goal against the Soviet Union during the 1972 Summit Series. Setting the all-time record price for ANY sports uniform (since eclipsed), the jersey remains the Guinness World Record holder for the highest priced hockey sweater ever sold at $1,275,000.

Classic Auctions Company Presentation

How We Handle Your Memorabilia


“The mission of Classic Auctions is to find and offer the most historically significant authentic sports memorabilia and providing exemplary customer service to all while fostering continual growth for our business.”

Media coverage

Over the past 25 years, we have established the very finest clientele of hockey and sports memorabilia collectors, fans and enthusiasts from all over the world, in no small part due to the enormous media coverage our auctions have generated. We have benefitted from MILLIONS of dollars of publicity and free advertising, from all over the United States and Canada in national newspapers, magazines, websites and broadcasts. Some of our noteworthy collections have made major headlines, like The Bobby Hull Auction, which showed up on the front page of the Chicago tribune in 2004.

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