MINNESOTA FIGHTING SAINTS • 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 36 • 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. 1972-73/1975-76 Minnesota Fighting Saints Jack McCartan/Mike Curran game-used jersey
High bid of $7,151 U.S. (From the Game, Sep. 19, 2002)
2. 1975-76 Minnesota Fighting Saints Jack Carlson game-used jersey
High bid of $6,115 U.S. (Gamewornauctions, Nov. 23, 2011)
3. 1975-76 Minnesota Fighting Saints Ted Hampson game-used jersey
High bid of $4,506 U.S. (Leland’s, May 30, 2008)
4. 1976 Minnesota Fighting Saints Dave Keon game-used jersey
High bid of $4,279 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Mar. 27, 2007)
5. 1970s Minnesota Fighting Saints Ray Clearwater game-used jersey
High bid of $3,952 U.S. (Leland’s, June 17, 2005)
HEROES OF YEAR ONE
The Minnesota Fighting Saints joined the World Hockey Association in the inaugural 1972-73 season. Heroes of that first season included Wayne Connelly (scoring leader), Ted Hampson (team captain), Bill Klatt and Mike Antonovich. Goalies were Mike Curran and Jack McCartan.