Esposito Collection to be Sold by Legendary Auctions - Sports Collectors Digest
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Phil Esposito Collection to be Auctioned in November

Hockey fans take note: The latest superstar athlete to put their personal collection up for auction is Phil Esposito. The sale, to be conducted ion November, will include Esposito's awards, rings, artworks and game-used items.

Legendary Auctions will feature the personal collection of hockey icon Phil Esposito in a November auction that will include Esposito's game-used equipment, awards, rings, autographs and artwork.

This major collection will provide the centerpiece for a significant hockey offering in Legendary Auctions' November 2012 Catalog Auction.

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The Esposito Collection

Spanning from Phil Esposito's childhood in the 1940s up through his franchise ownership in the 1990s, the collection features heavy emphasis on Esposito's 1969-74 glory years with the Boston Bruins, 1972 Summit Series world championship and 1979-81 swan-song seasons.
Highlights include:
• 1969-70 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Award - Esposito's First Stanley Cup
• 1972 Team Canada "Team of the Century" Award and Ring
• 1973 Signed Leg Cast from Playoff Injury
• 1973-74 Lester B. Pearson Trophy
• 1977 LeRoy Neiman Original Sketch Portrait
• Historic 1979/80 Signed and Inscribed 700th Goal Game Used Stick
• 1980-81 Signed and Inscribed Final Game-Used Stick
• 1980-81 Final Game Used Gloves and Skates
• 1984 Hall of Fame Induction Plaque and Ring
• Original 6-Foot Boston Garden Retired Number Banner
• 1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning Inaugural Season Ring - 1 of 3 Made

What's more, this major hockey auction will also showcase elite collectibles relating to Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky, such as:
• Historic 1970 Bobby Orr Stanley Cup-Winning Puck - "The Goal"!
• Bobby Orr 1975/76 Boston Bruins Signed Game Used Home Jersey - Final Boston Season
• Wayne Gretzky Early-to-Mid-1980s Edmonton Oilers Game Used Helmet
• Wayne Gretzky 1990s L.A. Kings Signed Game Used Jersey.

The Esposito Legacy

A fiery leader and tough-as-nails scoring machine, Hall of Fame center Phil Esposito played his heart out for 18 NHL seasons (1964-1981). At the peak of his prowess, Esposito anchored the Big Bad Bruins to 2 Stanley Cup championships; shattered existing single-season records with an unheard-of 76 goals, 152 points and 550 shots on goal; captured 5 Art Ross Trophies and 2 Hart Memorial Trophies; and tallied a series-high 13 points for Team Canada in their epic 1972 Summit Series victory over the Soviet Union.

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