Sunday, 23 July 2017

A gem for my collection

It's been a LONG time since I've posted anything collecting-related, but this warrants it.  I've more or less gotten to the point in Carbo collecting where there isn't much I haven't seen before, and all the stuff that's been coming up in sports memorabilia auctions of late has been too rich for my blood, alas.  Thus, it takes something really special to pique my interest.  

I have two of Guy's sticks from early in his career, during his time with the Canadiens, and I've always wanted a stick from later on in his career.  For some reason I was surfing eBay recently and I found a gem of a stick -- used in his second-to-last NHL game, which would have been Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals series against the New Jersey Devils on June 8, 2000.  The seller obtained the stick directly from Guy after the game in New Jersey.  After pondering it for a bit, I sent a "best offer" in to the seller, who accepted!

Here are some photos of my new acquisition:

(Source for images:  eBay/kruze69, used with permission)

Upon closer view of the stick in the photo of Guy, you can see that the very tip of the blade has a chip in the paint:

Overall, I am extremely happy!  I want to thank Jerry, the seller, for being so easy to work with.  The stick has a good home and I cherish it.

I hope all of you are having a fantastic summer!