December 26, 2006

"World's Oldest Hockey Stick" goes for $2.2 million!: The curved hunk of hickory, believed to have been carved between 1852 and 1856, was purchased by an anonymous bidder. The purchase price will go to charity. Here's a shock: a Canadian bought it.

posted by The_Black_Hand to hockey at 08:31 AM - 12 comments

If the bidder was anonymous, how does he know this person was Canadian? And why the prejudice against non-Canadians? Pretty interesting, TBH. Although I didn't think that you could appreciate the stick unless you got a full view. So I found this picture and this picture for a better view.

posted by wingnut4life at 09:41 AM on December 26, 2006

Go Canada Go! lol

posted by desigol at 11:39 AM on December 26, 2006

Hey, That's an illegal curve on that piece of Old Hickory! :)

posted by skydivedad at 11:48 AM on December 26, 2006

He could tell buy the bid 2.2mil ay

posted by TAZ29 at 08:31 PM on December 26, 2006

Must have been a Oil friend of George Bushes, {from Texas} just passing through Canada.

posted by odtaylor3 at 10:32 PM on December 26, 2006

Note to self, go to Canada, find old tree, carve a stick from it to look like a hockey stick, claim it was from 1852 make millions on EBAY.

posted by warstda at 10:03 AM on December 27, 2006

I figure they assume the winner was Canadian because no American would pay that much for an old piece of firewood.

posted by Ratbast at 11:00 AM on December 27, 2006

Looks more like a field hockey stick! Anyone know if it was Ice, Field or even my favorite, Road Hockey, wait there were no paved roads in 1852, oh, who cares anyway, really. I am Canadian and don't give a hoot.

posted by sap_basis at 04:42 PM on December 27, 2006

This is like when that guy spent $20,000 on the gum that Luis Gonzalez spit out as he was running down the 1st base line.

posted by sportingo at 04:10 AM on December 28, 2006

Okay, okay - I'll come clean. I bought it. Played a little road hockey with it last night. Frankly, the thing fucking sucks. I can't help but feel a bit ripped off.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:00 AM on December 28, 2006

Goddamn, man, way to make me wait for it!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:03 PM on December 28, 2006

its a sick stick...youd be crazy not to wanna play with it. Look at what Iafrate played with!

posted by guy_990 at 02:35 AM on January 05, 2007

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