Of all the fast-moving elements in a typical game of ice hockey, the puck is the hardest thing to follow. Pucks are routinely hidden from view by a player’s stick, slapped across the ice at impossible speeds, and then cradled by teammates through a thicket of defensemen on their way to the net. Sometimes the only way to know a goal has been made is when the scoreboard lights up.

Antique and vintage pucks, ideally in the box, are treasured prizes for collectors. In the 1930s, Spalding made pucks for the NHL. In the 1940s, C.C.M. distributed Tyler pucks, which were used by hockey’s American League. Monarch, National, and Lund were other widely used brands of that era.

A little bit of wear and tear on a game-used puck gives these compact collectibles character, sort of like the smile of a player who’s missing a few front teeth. Because they're small and relatively inexpensive, you can amass quite a collection of pucks from well-known NHL teams like the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders, beloved-but-departed regional favorites like the Minnesota North Stars, and even junior-league teams such as the Kingston Frontenacs of Ontario, Canada.

In most cases, a signed puck is more collectible than a signed hockey card, unless the card in question is a rookie card by a hall of famer like Bobby Hull, Bobbie Orr, or Gordie Howe.

Some of the most highly sought-after pucks are those from the 1972 and 1973 seasons. During those years, pucks that were used to score a goal were cataloged and authenticated by the NHL. When offered for sale, these pucks are usually signed and dated by the player who made the goal, and come with a certificate from the NHL.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Beehive Hockey Photo Museum

Beehive Hockey Photo Museum

This easy-to-navigate site contains a complete inventory of the 1,026 Bee Hive Hockey Photos (organized by team and… [read review or visit site]

Hockeylegend.com

Hockeylegend.com

Scott Petterson’s personal collection of vintage ice hockey memorabilia focuses on the history of the Portland Bu… [read review or visit site]



Most watched eBay auctions    

2014-15 14-15 Ud Upper Deck Trilogy Signature Pucks Mario LemieuxNhl Washington Capitals #11 Gartner Retire Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksWayne Gretzky 1999 Upper Deck Game Used Jersey & Sick & Puck Card #c1 Gem MintBobby Orr Autographed Oshawa Generals Logo Puck- Great North Road CoaMontreal Canadians Maurice Richard Autographed PuckBobby Orr Autographed Oshawa Generals Logo Puck- Great North Road CoaNhl Montreal Canadiens 10,000th Team Goal Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksNhl New York Rangers Art Ross Converse '69 Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksDuncan Keith Autographed Official Chicago Blackhawks Logo Hockey Puck- CoaNhl St Louis Blues 3rd Jersey Logo League Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksWha Indianapolis Racers Converse Game Puck Good ConditionWha Minnesota Fighting Saints Converse Game Puck Mint ConditionHof Earl Seibert Nhl Rare Single Signed Autographed Hockey Puck Psa Black HawksNhl St Louis Blues Vintage Viceroy League Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksWayne Gretzky Autographed Ny Rangers Hockey Puck Framed W/card, No CoaRare 33rd Nhl All Star Game Plexi Lucite Puck Los Angeles Forum 1981 New SealedNhl New York Rangers Vintage Rawlings Team Logo Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksNhl - Bobby Orr / Derek Sanderson Autographed Logo Pucks In Display Case - New!!2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy Signature Pucks Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red WingsWayne Gretzky Autographed Edmonton Oilers Hockey Puck Ga CoaNhl Hof Penguins Mario Lemieux Signed Autographed Hockey Puck Coa Jsa Coa PsaVintage San Diego Gulls Jack In The Box Hockey PuckNhl St Louis Blues Mint Sm Zielger League Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksPatrick Sharp Autographed Official Chicago Blackhawks Logo Hockey Puck- Coa1998 Stanley Cup Finals Fox Trax PuckVintage Bauer Hockey PuckWayne Gretzky Autographed Pepsi Cola Puck - Beautiful! - Limited Quantity!Nhl Montreal Canadiens Biltrite Approved Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksWayne Gretzky Game Used Puck, 1999 Upper Deck Living Legend Authentics Card# P1Nhl New York Rangers #2 Leetch Retirement Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksVintage Used 90's Rawlings Puck National Hockey League Montreal CanadiensColorado Avalanche Star Wars Night Hockey PuckGame Puck, Phoenix Roadrunners Wha , League Logo Reverse SideNhl Edmonton Oilers '84 Stanley Cup Champs Logo Hockey Puck Check My Other Pucks1999-00 Ud Gold Reserve Game Used Souvenirs Steve Yzerman Puck #grsyLot Of 8 Signed Edmonton Oilers Pucks Coa Scrivens Schultz Ference Fasth(24) Old Official Hockey Puck Lot: Ccm-bauer-cooper-viceroy-northland-dr +++Nhl '03 Draft Nashville Predators Logo Official Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksNew Jersey Devils Retirement Night Puck & Banner Set Stevens Daneyko NiedermayerWayne Gretzky Autographed PuckNhl Washington Capitals 30th Anniversary Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksNhl San Jose Sharks 20th Anniversary Logo Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksNhl Vancouver Canucks '10 40th Anniversary Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksNhl New York Rangers #9 Graves Retirement Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksOld Hershey Bears Game PuckAhl Beast Of New Haven '98-99 Official Game Hockey Puck Check My Other Pucks2014 Olympics Sochi Russia Official Game Used PuckNhl Atlanta Thrashers '09-12 League Series Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksDetroit Red Wings - Johan Franzen Signed 2008 Stanley Cup Finals Official Puck T J Oshie Signed Usa Puck Washington CapitalsNhl New York Islanders 40th Anniversary Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksNhl Hof Islanders Clark Gillies Signed Official Hockey Puck Coa Jsa Psa Nhl New York Rangers #9 & #3 Retire Bathgate/howell Game Hockey Puck More PucksNhl Winnipeg Jets 2nd Season Logo Official Game Hockey Puck Check My Other PucksNhl Tampa Bay Lightning 20th Anniversary Game Hockey Puck Check My Other Pucks2012 All-star Classic Goal Puck Scored By #12 Ryan Hamilton07 08 Sweet Shot Signature Shots Puck Signings Autograph - Nicklas BackstromLot Of 6 Signed Dallas Stars Pucks Coa Benn Fiddler Daley RuffLot Of 5 Signed Vancouver Canucks Pucks Coa Hansen Weber Dorsett SbisaStan Bowman Signed Chicago Blackhawks Pink Cancer Puck Super Rare