AJ Sports Memorabilia May 2022 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/26/2022
Hockey legend Ken Dryden, who is widely recognized as the rarest and toughest signature to acquire in all of hockey has hand signed a copy of his National Bestseller about Scotty Bowman titled: “SCOTTY: A HOCKEY LIFE LIKE NO OTHER”. Dryden has hand-signed and inscribed the book that reads: Pour Réal, Ken Dryden. Please read the donor’s story in the letter (in the images section) about this item and how he acquired it in-person at a Sarnia area book signing on November 6th 2017 while he was awaiting a Heart Transplant. Ray has pledged to donate all proceeds from the sale of this book to the London Health Science Centre Heart Transplant Unit that took such great care of him. AJ Sports guarantees the authenticity of this signature as well as any signature we offer for sale. The book will come with the photo shown of Dryden signing the book and the letter written by the donor Ray (Réal), as well as an AJ Sports Certificate of Authenticity and tamper resistant hologram. Items signed by Dryden are extremely scarce and highly sought-after by the collecting community. More about the book: Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has continuously experienced the best of hockey since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close. Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey. Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again as Dryden gives his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why. Scotty is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $99.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $177.10
Price Realized: $177.10
Estimate: $200 - $600
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, May 26, 2022.
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