40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 4 • 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).
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1. 1976-77 Chicago Blackhawks Bobby Orr game-used jersey
High bid of $28,531 U.S. (Leland’s, Dec. 15, 2006)
2. circa 1929-30 Chicago Blackhawks game-used jersey
High bid of $27,799 U.S. (Leland’s, Apr. 28, 2006)
3. 1969-70 Chicago Blackhawks Bobby Hull game-used jersey
High bid of $25,272 U.S. (Leland’s, Nov. 22, 2008)
4. 1965-67 Chicago Blackhawks Glenn Hall game-used jersey
High bid of $24,655 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Dec. 8, 2009)
5. 1963-64 Chicago Blackhawks Phil Esposito game-used jersey (rookie)
High bid of $24,624 U.S. (Leland’s, Aug. 28, 2006)
1. 2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks Tony Amonte game-used jersey (Hockey Fights Cancer)
High bid of $5,001 U.S. (Hockey Fights Cancer, Feb. 2, 2002)
2. 2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews game-used jersey
High bid of $5,000 U.S. (MeiGray Jukka Nieminen auction, Dec. 30, 2010)
3. 2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks Bob Probert game-used jersey
High bid of $3,287 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, June 21, 2011)
4. 1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks Ed Belfour game-used jersey
High bid of $2,686 U.S. (Gamewornauctions, Nov. 23, 2011)
5. 2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks Bob Probert game-used jersey / 75th year
High bid of $2,442 U.S. (Gamewornauctions.net, Nov. 24, 2010)
HEROES OF YEAR TWO
The Chicago Blackhawks finished dead last in the National Hockey League in 1927-28. The team’s captain was Dick Irvin while scoring stars were Mickey MacKay and Duke Keats. The team’s number-one goalie was rookie Charlie Gardiner.
HALL OF JERSEYS
Many former Blackhawks are today honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Players whose jersey numbers have been retired by the club are #1 Glenn Hall, #3 Keith Magnuson, #9 Bobby Hull, #18 Denis Savard, #21 Stan Mikita, and #35 Tony Esposito.
GAME EDITION 2012-13
The Chicago Blackhawks’ two big stars are #19 Jonathan Toews and #88 Patrick Kane. Toews is the team captain while #2 Duncan Keith and #10 Patrick Sharp are the two alternate captains. The team’s goalies are #50 Corey Crawford and #30 Ray Emery. (To see the Blackhawks’ entire roster, please visit blackhawks.com.)