For the past year, we have been handling the most extensive Gordie Howe collection on the planet, assembled over a lifetime by one devoted collector who sought anything and everything Mr. Hockey. This continuation of rarities, obscurities, tchotchkes and delights averages about EX condition overall. Complete listing on our website.
1950s-1960s Howe Skate Sharpeners Trio in Original Packaging - Three different, with two red and one white, all picturing Howe on ad card or box front.
1950s-1990s Howe-Related 45 RPM Records (All Playable): 1) 1958-59 "Gordie Howe" interview by Canadiens announcer Danny Gallivan with color picture sleeve. 2) 1963 "Gordie Howe" by Big Bob and the Dollars with sleeve. 3) 1963 "Gordie Howe" by Les Baladins (French version). 4) 1975 "Gordie Howe (The Greatest of Them All)" by Bob Davies with color picture sleeve. 5) Circa 1979-80 Hartford Whalers "Tribute to Gordie Howe" (Whalers Victory March on flip side). 6) 1990s Howe/Gretzky "White Mountain" song by country singer Elgin Mann with letter about record.
1960s Howe Pictorial Paper Pennants - 1) Version 1 (navy-blue spine) with wrinkling/soiling/creasing. 2) Ultra-rare, perhaps one-of-a-kind Version 2 (black spine, facsimile signature).
1960s Eaton's Sporting Goods Promo/Endorsement Ephemera - 1-5) Eaton's Sports Advisor Postcards (5 diff., likely a full set, including French version and rare b/w All Star version). 6) All-Star picture from French-language catalog page. 7) Rare jacket patch (possibly worn by Eaton's sales rep). 8) Stick-on patch. 9) Wooden block signature stamp (used by Eaton's staff for Howe promo items).
1971 Red Wings Volpe/Pro Star Portraits/Cinemac Glass Tumblers Complete Set (6 diff.) - Howe, Connelly, Mahovlich, Unger, Delvecchio, Edwards. Accompanied by 1971 Howe Volpe/Pro Star Portraits/Marathon Oil portrait poster with bottom postcard tab intact.
1960s-1980s Howe Hockey School Ephemera - 1) 1960s "Howe Hockeyland" pennant. 2) 1964 "Howe Hockeyland" Turkey Day Tourney. 3) 1960s "Howe Hockey School" graduation certificate. 4) 1971 "Howe Hockey School" brochure/registration form. 5-7) Circa 1960-1980s "Howe Hockey School" uniform patch trio. 8-14) Complete set of "Here's Howe" VHS instructional tapes. 15) 1986 "Howe Hockey Series Calgary / Production Staff" mesh jersey (believed to have been used on film set for Volume 7 of "Here's Howe" instructional tapes). 16) 1990s "Gordie Howe / #11" mesh jersey. 17) "Gordon Howe Complex" 25th anniversary pin/tie tack.
1980s-1990s Miscellaneous Apparel - 1-2) Circa 1989 Howe/Gretzky "Legends on Ice" t-shirt and sweatshirt. 3) 1993 Howe 65th Birthday Celebration pullover. 4) Howe necktie. 5-6) Zeller's Department Store Howe keychain and clothing hang tag.
1980s-1990s Howe Restaurant Ephemera - 1-5) Hartford "Gordie's Place" match box, "Elbow Room" menu, wine list, Sunday brunch menu, full fare menu. 6-20) Traverse City "Gordie Howe's Tavern" water bottle, drinking glass, pin/tie tack, hockey-stick pen, napkin, placemats trio, brochure, ad card, menu pair, cap, t-shirt trio.
1990s-2000 Statues/Busts/Figurines in Original Packaging - 1-2) 1990s Highland Mint. 3-5) 1990s Starting Lineup (two are English/French version). 4) 1990s-2000s "NHL All Time Scorers" Russian nesting doll set w/Gretzky, Howe, Lemieux, Esposito, Hull. 5-11) 2000s Upper Deck (one with repaired hand, one without packaging). 12-16) 2000s McFarlane (one without packaging).