Rare 1930s NHL sweaters Push Heritage Sports Auction Past $3M

DALLAS, TX – Even as the final hammer dropped on Heritage’s already impressive October Signature Sports Collectibles Auction the action was just getting started for some exceedingly rare high-end memorabilia. Post-auction sales of the original Heisman Trophy mold and four pre-war hockey jerseys brought the final tally surging beyond the $3 million milestone for total sales of $3,025,199.

“These late sales are indicative of the kind of service that Heritage provides to its consignors,” noted Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions for Heritage. “Our collecting base is so vast, and our staff so well connected, that we are able to find the buyers for these wonderful but admittedly unique and expensive collectibles.”Â
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With the sale of four exceedingly rare and beautiful NHL sweaters from the 1930s, Heritage continued to make its case as the premier destination for hockey collectors.
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“I don’t think that there is another auction house in the country that could have secured a buyer for these jerseys at the prices that were realized,” said Ivy. “It’s a small, private and very specialized audience for material such as this, but all of these collectors are firmly on our radar.”
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The original Heisman Trophy mold and accompanying bronze statue was another piece requiring Heritage’s vast market reach in locating a buyer.Â
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“The challenge is part of the fun of this job,” Ivy explained. “In addition to setting record prices for more mainstream items such as high-grade vintage baseball cards, placing pieces like these is one of the many ways that we set ourselves apart from the pack.”
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Highlights of the post auction sales included:
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1932-33 Nick Wasnie Game Worn Jersey.
PRICE REALIZED: $25,000
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1935-36 Harry Oliver Game Worn Jersey.
PRICE REALIZED: $25,000
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Circa 1935-36 Paul Thompson Game Worn Jersey.
PRICE REALIZED: $25,000
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1939 Ebbie Goodfellow Game Worn Babe Siebert Memorial Jersey.
PRICE REALIZED: $30,000
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The Original Plaster Cast Maquette Used to Cast the Heisman Trophy, and the Last Bronze Trophy Produced from the Maquette.
PRICE REALIZED: $89,625
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For more information about Heritage’s auctions, and a complete record of prices realized, along with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit our Permanent Auction Archives at www.HA.com.
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HSC specializes in rare and collectible sports cards, as well as uniforms, equipment, and related vintage sports memorabilia. Consignments for future Signature Sports Auctions are currently being accepted. Prospective consignors or sellers of quality vintage sports cards and sports memorabilia are encouraged to contact:
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Chris Ivy at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1319 or email: Civy@HA.com
Mike Gutierrez at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1183 or email: MikeG@HA.com
Lee Iskowitz at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1601 or email: LeeI@HA.com
Mark Jordan at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1187 or email: MarkJ@HA.com Â
Jonathan Scheier at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1314 or email: JonathanS@HA.comÂ
Stephen Carlisle at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1292 or email: StephenC@HA.com  Â
Peter Calderon at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1789 or email: PeterC@HA.com
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To order the next Heritage Sports Collectibles Signature catalog, contact Christina Stephens, or write c/o Heritage Sports Collectibles, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219.