The photo below is of a very rare statue of Maurice "Rocket" Richard that is already generating a significant bidding war at Classic Auctions.
This truly scarce Maurice "Rocket" Richard collectible is an extremely limited edition masterpiece that was inspired by the 10-foot-tall monument erected in front of the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal in 1997. This pure bronze sculpture of The Rocket in full flight weighs approximately 28 pounds and stands 13 1/4" inches tall. Only nine of these sculptures were produced and this one is number 6 in the set. The 13 3/4"-diameter base features an impression of the Rocket's hand in the middle. Richard's facsimile autograph is engraved on the base along with the "VI/IX" limited edition notation, the signatures of artists Annick Bourgeau and Jules LaSalle, and "Atelier de Bronze" stamp along with a couple of sculpture notation marks. A worthy tribute to the greatest Montreal Canadiens legend of them all. This item may be subject to a silent reserve.
The bidding closes on November 1st, 2011.
Other Rocket Richard items in the auction: