What Factors Play into Auction Prices?

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Historically, we have seen some of the Chicago Blackhawks special event jerseys hit the highest prices at auction.  This year, something was different.  If you compare this years Stadium Series prices with last year’s Winter Classic prices you will see a trend.

Last year, there wasn’t a jersey that could be had under $1,000.  This year, there were a number of jerseys at sub $1,000 prices.  What could the difference be?  Is it the event?  Winter Classic vs Stadium Series?  Having a special event jersey every year?  Maybe the make up of the team or the team’s performance in the game?  Potentially the style of the jersey?

What are your thoughts?