Sidney Crosby Game Worn Captain Jersey With Tenth Anniversary Hockey Fights Cancer Patch Brings In $15,207 At Charity Auction
Wednesday February 06, 2008
The annual Hockey Fights Cancer charity auction for 2008 featured 30 game worn NHL team captain jerseys with the number 87 Sidney Crosby jersey bringing in a hefty $15,207.
These NHL team captain jerseys were not only worn by the hockey player but are autographed, contain a commemorative tenth anniversary Hockey Fights Cancer patch, come with a Letter of Authenticity from the NHL and NHLPA, and are registered into the NHL-MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program through security tags and serial numbering attached to each jersey. The Sidney Crosby jersey is quite significant as it is a team captain jersey from his first year in this role for The Penguins, a truly priceless piece of memorabilia that the average hockey fan could only dream of owning.
The actual Sidney Crosby jersey sold was worn on Saturday January 12, 2008 at a game in Atlanta where the The Thrashers won the game 3-2 in a shootout, despite two goals by Crosby, putting an end The Penguins eight game winning streak.
Last years Hockey Fights Cancer auction featured game worn jerseys from the first period of the 2007 NHL All Star Game. This was Sidney Crosby’s first All-Star Game appearance and first ever All Star Game jersey to become available. Not surprisingly, this 87 Sidney Crosby Jersey sold for an amazing $47,520, making up about one third of $140,397 brought in for Hockey Fights Cancer that year.
Hockey Fights Cancer was founded in 1998 by the NHL and NHLPA to support cancer research and Children’s Hospitals in North America with this year’s auction bringing in $80,145 for this important cause.
Interestingly, the game worn jersey Sidney Crosby wore during the 2008 Winter Classic, where his “Cinderella story” shootout game winning goal won the game for the Penguins, sold for an astounding $45,000.
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