CLEVELAND BARONS • 40 TEAMS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 2 • 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 Cleveland Barons Gary Simmons game-used jersey
High bid of $8,166 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Oct. 21, 2008)
2. 1977-78 Cleveland Barons Gilles Meloche game-used jersey
High bid of $8,140 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Oct. 24, 2006)
3. 1976-77 Cleveland Barons Gilles Meloche game-used jersey
High bid of $7,414 U.S. (Classic Collectibles, Mar. 16, 2010)
4. 1977-78 Cleveland Barons Wayne Merrick game-used jersey
High bid of $5,758 U.S. (Leland’s, Nov. 30, 2007)
5. 1977-78 Cleveland Barons Walt McKechnie game-used jersey
High bid of $5,559 U.S. (Gamewornauctions, Nov. 23, 2011)
HEROES OF YEAR TWO
The Cleveland Barons did not make the playoffs in 1977-78. The team’s top scorers were Dennis Maruk, Mike Fidler and Kris Manery. Team goalies were Gilles Meloche and Gary Edwards.