I've been to (and quickly exited) those fancy stores in Manhattan and Las Vegas where they actually sell cropped off tie-dyed denim jackets for thousands of dollars. I just don't get it.
1970 game worn Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings jersey. The shining jewel of the current Classic Auctions hockey memorabilia offering is currently priced at over $28,000!
What does $28,000 get you? Blood stains, paint marks and unrepaired snags.
"This all-original uniform boasts the famous number "9" on the back in single-layer tackle twill and this is repeated twice more on the arms in smaller white numerals. Tagged in the collar by Olympic Sporting Goods with a frayed size 48 tag hanging below. Rust colored blood stains show up high up on the shoulder and in a few other spots on the front and Howe has added a perfect red marker signature just below the embroidered winged-wheel crest. Game wear includes some green paint transfer on the front, more red paint on the lower hem, a handful of smaller unrepaired holes and material snags, at least a dozen solid stick marks and fraying at the inner seams from contact with Howe's equipment."
Be sure to keep your eye on this Classic Auctions offering. Bidding closes today.