Bogus ’84 Cup ring
EDMONTON (CP) — Someone has paid more than US$10,000
to buy Peter Pocklington’s 1984 Stanley Cup ring on the Internet,
but the former owner of the Edmonton Oilers says it isn’t
the real thing.
That’s tucked away at his home in California, Pocklington
said in a telephone interview Sunday.
Lelands.com sold a ring touted as Pocklington’s original
championship ring — complete with a letter of authenticity — to
an unknown buyer after bidding on the item closed Dec. 5, according
to the well-known sports auction website.
But Pocklington said the ring auctioned by Leland’s is probably
one he had made for his late father that was later sold to a private
collector as part of a package of items.
“I had given a couple of rings to [my father] and he gave
them back, and I think I put one of them in a deal,” he said. “So
probably that’s what it is. It’s probably being resold
Pocklington said he would never sell any of his own Stanley Cup
rings from 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990.
“Too many memories attached,” he said.
The auction house website described the bauble, which has the
name Pocklington engraved, as “the original 14-karat gold
Stanley Cup championship ring presented to Edmonton Oilers owner
A spokesman for Leland’s could not be reached for comment.