Hockey fan?! Ridiculously rich?! Listen up if you wanna own a piece of sports history, ’cause a 170-year-old hockey stick — estimated to be worth MILLIONS — just hit the auction block.
The stick — one of the first-ever made — is believed to be from the time period between 1850 and 1870 … as the game of hockey was being invented.
Here’s the deal … in 1980, a couple — Gary and Germaine Morse — discovered the one-of-a-kind stick sitting in the closet of a Vermont home they recently purchased.
The Morse’s had no idea what the stick was worth … so they had it assessed.
The value, according to the expert fine art appraiser?
3.5 MILLION DOLLARS!!
Shockingly, they held on to the stick for 40 years — until recently deciding to cash out — going to Goldin Auctions and asking them to unload the piece.
We know, sounds like a helluva lot of money for a very old piece of wood … but 100+-year-old sticks have a track record of selling for a fortune.
The “Rutherford Stick” — also believed to be from the 1850s — reportedly sold for $2.2 million in the mid-2000s.
Question is, what will a similarly old and rare stick go for at auction?
We’ll know soon … bidding kicks off on Friday.
Anyone know if Jeff Bezos likes hockey?