NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- A 52-year-old original Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship banner has sold at an auction for $37,500. The Southtown Star reports the 12-foot-long banner fetched more than expected during Tuesday night’s five-minute-long auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers of Chicago. The banner from 1961 once hung from the rafters at the old Chicago Stadium, before the owner of a suburban Chicago sports bar bought it an auction in 1994 for $15,000. It’s been in hanging in the bar ever since.
The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 1961, beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-1. The team was led by Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita. Today a replica of the banner hangs in the United Center. The auction house says the 12-foot-long banner is in good shape, with only a few stains.
So this just sold for 37,500. Personally, I’m not a big sports memorabilia guy. Like what do you do just hang it up and look at it? Sorry, I do dog art, not sports stuff.
Anyway, the question is would you buy this? Obviously in the hypothetical lets just assume you have 1 million dollars. So the question is do you buy this or a really nice car? I think I’m going car but the banner is still pretty fucking cool.
Vote 1 for Car and some Dog Art vote 10 for the Banner