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Hundreds of Gretzky items go to auction

It started almost two decades ago with a $20 hockey stick once wielded by a forgotten player for a string of mediocre teams. It ends at the auction block this week when millions of dollars are likely to change hands. This may be the world’s largest game-worn collection of memorabilia from the world’s best player from the sport’s last dynasty. Shawn Chaulk of Fort McMurray, Alberta, owns a hoard of everything Wayne Gretzky. Chaulk’s basement is a forest of game-used Gretzky hockey sticks, a dressing room of game-worn Gretzky jerseys and a trainer’s bag full of assorted pucks, gloves, helmets and skates – all touched, used and sweated in by the Great One himself. The online auction begins today through Montreal’s Classic Auctions. Hundreds of items on sale. – Associated Press



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