Days after becoming the fourth fastest player to 600 goals, Alex Ovechkin’s game-used memorabilia has skyrocketed in price.
Thursday night during the Caps-Islanders game, bidding closed for Alex Ovechkin’s 597th career goal puck. The item was listed by The MeiGray Group, an authenticator and reseller of NHL game-used memorabilia.
The winning bid for the puck was an astronomical $1,226.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 27, 2018
Ovechkin originally scored the goal on February 26 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. After taking a pass from John Carlson, the Russian machine one-timed the puck from his office past Sergei Bobrovsky. It was Ovechkin’s 224th career power-play goal.
Here’s a closer look at the puck.
This was the description of the item from Meigray.
MeiGray in 2017-18 is collecting and authenticating pucks from five of our program teams: From games in Columbus, Las Vegas, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington. MGG has also collected and authenticated pucks from previous seasons in Philadelphia and New York’s Madison Square Garden. Scorers throughout the NHL, including some of the game’s greatest goal-scorers, have notched goals that MGG has authenticated, and is proud to offer for immediate bid.
The MeiGray Group Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program is proud to offer fans and collectors across the globe the opportunity to own a piece of history … a puck used to score a goal by Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals during the 2017-18 National Hockey League season.
This is the puck that was used by Alex Ovechkin to score the 597th goal of his NHL career. The goal, Ovechkin’s 39th of the season, was scored at 6:57 of the first period and was assisted by John Carlson and T.J. Oshie. The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Washington Capitals, 5-1, on February 26, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.
This puck is registered into the MGG Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program as number MGA11116.
Each puck was lifted off the ice by an on-ice NHL official, identified and secured by an NHL off-ice official in the arena during or after the game, and then authenticated and affixed with a hologram by MeiGray.
Anybody else out there have Ovechkin goal pucks? We’d love to see them. Upload your pic in the comments and let us know how much you got them for.
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