At any home game there is sea of fans in Sharks jerseys, many bearing the names of “Thornton,” “Cheechoo” and “Marleau.” But few of those have actually been worn in competition by the players themselves so The Sharks Foundation was happy to help add a few more to the bunch.
Thanks to the generosity of our fans, the Foundation raised more than $28,000 at silent auctions held at the last three home games of the regular season. Each jersey was from this season’s first set of white road sweaters, which were worn from the beginning of the year through December 28, 2005 and included a letter of authenticity.
This was very important information for the buyer of Joe Thornton
’s jersey. Because Thornton’s first game with the Sharks was on the road versus the Buffalo Sabres, the jersey auctioned off was from his first game and the final price reflected as much. Thornton’s jersey, which sold for $7,250, was the highest selling jersey of the series!
In total, 23 game-used jerseys were auctioned over three nights and represented both current and former members of the 2005-06 team. Net proceeds from these auctions benefit The Sharks Foundation. For a list of the Foundation’s 2005-06 Beneficiaries, please visit /COMMUNITY/sharks_foundation/sharks_foundation55.asp.