Game Worn Hockey Auction on Facebook

12079421_10100604369073418_7530139851808957377_nOn Facebook, you can find a group called “Hotel Company Auction Supporting ‘No Marine Stands Alone’ Foundation” which is currently auctioning off 85 items to raise money for “No Marine Stands Alone” with items ranging from clothing, to jerseys and gear, to game tickets.

The auction runs until October 25th, at 10PM EST and you place your bid via a comment on the item you would like.  To make things easy for you, we have acquired the list of items available and we recommend using the search function in the group to find the item you would like to place your bid.Capture

Item 1: Detroit Red Wings BBQ Set w/ Icescraper
Item 2: West Michigan Whitecaps Gift Set
Item 3: Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees Game Jersey
Item 4: Penn State University Game Jersey

What Do You Want to See Out of an Auction?

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What do you want to see in an auction house?

Do you want full disclosure or anonymity?  Full disclosure allows people to ask why so-and-so is bidding on such item.  Anonymity brings up the question of shill bidding.  Is there a win here?

Fees and Catalog.  With auction houses that have a reputation, they can bring more items to the auction but this also allows them to raise fees.  Creating a following and notoriety is hard work.  Up and coming auctions have seen that 20% fees seem like too much to the bidder, and there is opportunity in the market, but success is hard to come by when users are unwilling to switch.

Auction rules.  Do you require a bid in order to bid in extended bidding?  Does extended bidding apply to the entire lot or just the individual item?  Do we show you how much time is left of keep you guessing?

Think about how you want your own auction house to run?  What are the parameters?  We are curious to hear everyone’s opinion on the matter.

Grand Rapids Griffins Jersey Auction

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Last night the Grand Rapids Griffins hosted a game worn jersey auction for the blue and red jerseys they wore against their 4-1 loss against the Oklahoma City Barons.  Here are the final prices:

#3 Alexey Marchenko $750
#4 Nathan Paetsch $300
#5 Mattias Backman $300
#6 Teemu Pulkkinen $650
#7 Ryan Sproul $500
#8 Anthony Mantha $1800
#9 Mark Zengerle $300
#10 Jeff Hoggan $450
#11 Andrej Nestrial $400
#12 Kevin Porter $300
#13 Marek Tvrdon $250
#14 Nick Jensen $450
#15 Mitch Callahan auction ebay?
#16 Xavier Ouellet $500
#17 Colin Campbell $500
#19 Tomas Nosek $350

#20 Kyle Bonis $350
#21 Andy Miele $650
#22 Louis-Marc Aubry $400
#23 Andreas Athanasiou $550
#29 Landon Ferraro $400
#30 Tom McCollum $450
#31 Jared Coreau $350
#44 Brennan Evens $400
#55 Chris Bruton $450
#34 Petr Mrazek $500
#96 Griff mascot $350
Team Signed blank $500
#28 Tomas Jurco $600
#42 Richard Nedomlel $300
#32 Alden Hirschfeld $300
#27 Martin Frk $450

Buffalo Sabres HFC and Military Warm-ups

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On November 7th, the Buffalo Sabres wore special purple Hockey Fights Cancer warm-ups before the game in support of the Sabres Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness night.  These jerseys are being auctioned off right now.  The proceeds from these jerseys will go to the Sabres Foundation to help fight cancer.

Also, on November 8th, the Buffalo Sabres wore special camouflage warm-ups before the game in support of the Sabres Military Appreciation night.  These are also being auctioned off right now.  The proceeds from these jerseys will go to the Sabres Foundation to help support different military programs.