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1900 Stanley Cup Full Ticket
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,937.50
Extremely rare (and very likely unique) complete ticket to the first game of the 1900 Stanley Cup Finals between the defending champion Montreal Shamrocks and the Winnipeg Victorias, held on February 12th at the Westmount Arena in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. To the best of our knowledge, this is the earliest complete Stanley Cup finals ticket known to exist and thus represents a particularly extraordinary relic from the game’s earliest days. For the first time in the history of the Stanley Cup, it was agreed that the 1900 championship would be determined by a best-of-three series. The offered ticket is from the first game of that series, won by Winnipeg by a score of 4-3. Montreal rebounded from that loss; however, and won the next two games to retain its Stanley Cup championship. It is our understanding that this ticket originates from the personal collection of a player of the era, who was provided with this special box seat ticket (which carries a face value of $5, quite a sum in 1900) as a courtesy but apparently was not able to attend the game, thus explaining its survival in this remarkable and perfect unused form. This is an extremely rare ticket. We have been unable to locate any private sale or auction records for any similar unused Stanley Cup tickets from this era. The ticket (3.5 x 1.25 inches) is in Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,937.50
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