Imagine owning a Stanley Cup ring from the Edmonton Oiler's dynasty. Well not only can you make such a purchase, but you can own then-team owner's Peter Pocklington's Stanley Cup ring! Or rings. All 5 of Peter Pocklington's championship rings are available in Classic Auction's latest sale.
Pocklington, the much maligned former owner of the Oilers who continues to find himself in fresh financial peril, spared no dime to have these championship rings made back in the day. Perhaps they are not as flashy (or gaudy) as today's behemoth finger accessories, but they offer so much more. The rings immediately conjure up images of a young Edmonton Oilers team coming of age and of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey and friends raising the Stanley Cup over their heads for the very first time.
Let's take a closer look at the rings' through the dynasty years. 1984 is pictured above, and 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990 follow in order:
All images are from the ClassicAuctions.net website.
The rings will not come cheap. Each ring's starting bid price is $5,000 and all will undoubtedly garner much interest.
The collection of rings does not come directly from Pocklington but rather from collectors. Pocklington originally sold off the rings via Classic Auctions in 2008. Here's the winning prices back then:
- 1984 Edmonton Stanley Cup ring ($59,628)
- 1985 Edmonton Stanley Cup ring ($61,174)
- 1987 Edmonton Stanley Cup ring ($30,597)
- 1988 Edmonton Stanley Cup ring ($49,279)
- 1990 Edmonton Stanley Cup ring ($72,151)