CALGARY COWBOYS • 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 40 • Every Tuesday throughout the 2011-12 hockey season, we’ll look at significant auction action from another professional hockey team (active or defunct). We will highlight (if available) the top-5 auction results as listed in the 2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide. We will also feature a few results of modern jerseys for those teams that are still active (especially those sourced by one of our favourite The Want List hockey magazine sponsors, the MeiGray Group).
Be sure to pick up your copy of the 2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide at magazine stores (in Canada) or popular hockey collector stores. You can also purchase your copy online via theWantList.ca.
1. 1976-77 Calgary Cowboys Ron Chipperfield game-used jersey
High bid of $2,297 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Feb. 22, 2005)
2. 1970s Calgary Cowboys John Miszuk game-used jersey
High bid of $2,132 U.S. (Leland’s, June 17, 2005)
3. 1975-76 Calgary Cowboys Don Tannahill game-used jersey
High bid of $1,886 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Mar. 28, 2006)
4. 1970s Calgary Cowboys Ron Chipperfield game-used jersey
High bid of $1,877 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Oct. 19, 2004)
5. circa 1975-76 Calgary Cowboys Butch Deadmarch game-used jersey
High bid of $1,531 U.S. (Leland’s, May 30, 2008)
HEROES OF YEAR ONE
The Calgary Cowboys joined the World Hockey Association in 1975-76. The team’s first stars included Danny Lawson, Ron Chipperfield, George Morrison, Butch Deadmarsh, Rick Sentes and Don Tannahill. Goalies were Don McLeod and Wayne Wood.