BIRMINGHAM BULLS • 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 3 • Every Tuesday throughout the 2012-13 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 well as 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 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide at your favourite hockey collector store. You can also purchase your copy online via theWantList.ca.
1. 1978-79 Birmingham Bulls Rick Vaive game-used jersey
High bid of $1,945 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Feb. 22, 2005)
2. 1978-79 Birmingham Bulls game-used jersey
High bid of $1,391 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, June 22, 2010)
3. 1978-79 Birmingham Bulls Michel Goulet game-used jersey
High bid of $1,075 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Mar. 29, 2011)
4. 1977-78 Birmingham Bulls Wayne Wood game-used jersey
High bid of $977 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Mar. 16, 2010)
5. 1978 Birmingham Bulls Peter Marrin game-used jersey
High bid of $885 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, May 16, 2008)
HEROES OF YEAR TWO
In their second season, the 1977-78 Birmingham Bulls lost to the eventual-champion Winnipeg Jets in the playoffs. Scoring leaders were Ken Linseman, Paul Henderson, Mark Napier and Peter Marrin. The team’s goalies were John Garrett and Wayne Wood.
HALL OF JERSEYS
Two former Bulls are today honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame: Frank Mahovlich and Michel Goulet.