The bidding for items from the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic is ongoing right now and as of noon Friday it was going to cost you more than $3,000 for the shirt off of Nicklas Lidstrom's, Patrick Kane's or Jonathan Toews' back.
Every game-worn jersey and game-issued jersey (48 in all), practice pucks and game-used pucks, including the ones from all 10 of the goals scored in the Detroit Red Wings' 6-4 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on New Year's Day at Wrigley Field, are up for auction. The bidding ends Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.
The jerseys being auctioned were all worn in the second period and have all been authenticated by the MeiGray Group's Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. Every jersey has a numbered security tag sewn on to it. There is not one that is the same.
Without much fanfare, the auction has already yielded incredible results.
For instance, even game-issued jerseys to Red Wings' Jimmy Howard and Darren Helm, who did not play in the game, are going to cost you at least $490. Hawks forward Adam Burish didn't play either, but his jersey was going for $1,000. Defenseman Brent Sopel was a healthy scratch, but nobody seems to care. The latest bid for his jersey was $570.
Some practice pucks are going for upwards of $100, but the game pucks will cost you much more. For instance, the puck that Buffalo Grove, Ill. native Brett Lebda used to score his goal was going to cost $1,411.
Remember Pavel Datsyuk's amazing goal in which he split Brian Campbell and Cam Barker on his way to beating Cristobal Huet? Well, the puck he used will cost you $805. The puck Kris Versteeg used to score the first goal of the game was going for $530.
And, not to be outdone, the puck that was used for the opening faceoff will cost you more than $1,000.
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