Bid Now: MeiGray Auctions in February/March 2017 – Highlighted by The Brophy Collection

meigraylogoMeiGray Auctions offers  an assortment ofauctions in February/March 2017 – Highlighted by The Brophy Collection (Ends Feb. 23rd). The MeiGray Group was formed by Barry Meisel and Bob Gray, two sports memorabilia collectors from New Jersey who met in January 1997 trading game-worn hockey jerseys. We began selling game-worn jerseys to the sports-collecting public in August 1997. Most of the game-worn jerseys we offer come directly from the pro sports teams with which we sign working agreements. Bid, view and register for any of the auctions at www.meigrayauctions.com/auctionlanding.aspx.

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MeiGray Auctions Introduces The John Brophy Collection
You know you’ve had a legendary professional hockey career when the Championship rings and the Commemorative awards fit nicely beside the Arrest Warrant.

MeiGrayAuctions.com is proud to offer for immediate bid the personal collection of John Brophy, the minor-league hockey icon whose Eastern Hockey League playing career and professional hockey coaching career spanned more than 50 years and helped inspire the legendary 1975 movie, Slap Shot.

The auction runs through February 23. All 43 lots come directly from the Brophy Family, Brophy, who died last spring at the age of 83, was the “Bad Man” of the Eastern Hockey League for two decades and an inspiration for the legendary movie “Slap Shot.” He became one of the winningest coaches in pro hockey history and a beloved figure who gave every day of his life to the game he loved.

He earned his most major penalty as a Charlotte Clipper in 1960, after a stick-swinging incident in Greensboro, North Carolina. Now you can own the proof of his arrest.

meigray2-6-17Brophy, born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, played for EHL teams in Baltimore, Charlotte, New Haven, Long Island, Philadelphia and Jersey from 1955-1973. He racked up 3,817 penalty minutes in 1,143 EHL games, leaving little time to score 34 goals and 300 assists.

When he was done playing, he went on to become the second-winningest head coach in professional hockey history, with his 1,027 wins between the Eastern Hockey League, North American Hockey League, Southern Hockey League, American Hockey League, World Hockey Association, Central Hockey League, National Hockey League, East Coast Hockey League and Southern Professional Hockey League, behind only Hall of Famer Scotty Bowman.

Brophy got his coaching start with the WHA’s Birmingham Bulls in 1978-79, going 32-42-6. He coached more than two full seasons with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, going 64-111-18. Brophy lived by the Conn Smythe credo, “If you can’t beat them in the alley, you can’t beat them on the ice.”

Brophy was also a key figure in black hockey history. He helped steer the careers of Val James (the NHL’s first American-born black player), and Bill Riley (the third black player in NHL history after Willie O’Ree and Mike Marson).

Brophy retired as the ECHL’s leader in regular-season games coached (882), regular-season wins (440) and seasons coaches (13). His Hampton Roads Admirals won ECHL titles in 1991, 1992, and 1998. His three titles are a league record, as are his 11 postseason appearances. Brophy’s indelible stamp on the game led the ECHL Coach of the Year Award to be named in his honor in 2003.

He was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2009.

Bid now through Feb. 23 on Minor-League Hockey Legend’s Rings, Photos, 1960 Affidavit/Arrest Warrant.

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