This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/20/2023

Offered is a group of 8 NHL game used, minimally game issued, hockey sticks that our net setter acquired during his years at the Chicago Stadium. 

Sticks include:

  • Joey Johnston Sher-Wood (game use, "22" written on stick);
  • Dennis Hextall Christian Bros. 1000 (game use, "22" written on stick);
  • Jimmy Watson Sher-Wood (game use, "20" stamped, 2X Cup Winner);
  • Bill Goldsworthy Christain  Bros. (game issued, "The Met Pro Shop" stamping);
  • Al Sims Northland Custom Pro 4307 (game use, "23" stamped, "Woody Dumart" stamping);
  • Wayne King Sher-Wood (game use, "24" stamped);
  • Paul Harrison Cooper Custom Pro Goalie Stick (game use, "Harrison MN" written on stick); and 
  • Gary Smith (possible) Jofa goalie stick (game use, "1" handwritten on stick.

The Chicago Blackhawks Net Setter Collection

Rockhurst Auctions is proud to present The Chicago Blackhawks Net Setter Collection. All the material presented in this collection emanates from the estate of Dan Grubber. As the story goes, Dan had seats on the ice for Chicago Blackhawks games, near one of the goals, at The Chicago Stadium. At a game in the mid-1960s, one of the Stadium crew asked Dan if he could help them set the net on the goal at that end. Dan agreed, and then amazingly continued to set the nets for the next 50 years. From The Stadium to The United Center, Dan gladly took care of his "job" at every home game during seven different decades.

During his long tenure, his unique access to team personnel prompted him to start collecting game used sticks and autographs from the team, and from a few of the opposing teams, as well. Dan became a part of The Blackhawks family, spending time with coaches, players and team employees outside of games for years and years. He was even honored with being on the ice to assist in raising of one of the Stanley Cup Champions banners at The United Center.

Sadly, Dan passed away in 2022, but he left us with an incredible collection of game used equipment and autographs with unrivaled provenance. From Hull to Makita, and Kane to Toews, Dan saw it all. We hope you enjoy perusing these wonderful relics as much as we have in bringing them to you.

NHL Game Used Stick Collection of 8 Different
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium: $0
Estimate: $300 - $500
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