Classic Auctions is back with a new offering, including this amazing item: Howie Morenz's last pair of skates.
From Classic Auctions:
On January 29, 1937 the Montreal Canadiens took on the visiting Chicago Blackhawks at the Forum in Montreal. During the first period of play, the towering Earl Siebert bore down on Habs star Howie Morenz as they chased the puck along the boards. The tip of Morenz's skate blade caught a crack in the boards and he fell awkwardly to the ice, his leg twisting beneath him. They say the snap of the bone was so loud it could be heard from any seat in the arena. Morenz was rushed to hospital where doctors explained that he would never again be able to play the game that was his passion. Within a few weeks, the great Howie Morenz was dead. Complications arising from the broken leg was listed as the cause of death but it is said that, fearing he would never again take to the ice, Morenz died of a broken heart. These are the last pair of skates worn by Howie Morenz and the actual pair of blades that brought his brilliant career to a shattering conclusion.
The last time these skates were auctioned off they fetched $25,000! Bidding closes on November 1st.
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