The Free Press’s George Sipple reports that former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson will be parting ways with some of his hockey memorabilia:
Classic Auctions, which has handled auctions of personnel collections for hockey icons like Maurice (Rocket) Richard, Bobby Hull and Jean Beliveau, is handling the auction of Berenson’s personnel items, including his 1965-66 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup champion 10K gold ring; his 1972 Team Canada “Team of the Century” 14K gold and diamond ring; his 1981 Canada Cup 10K gold and diamond ring; and his 2006 Lester Patrick Award Trophy.
Berenson told the Detroit Free Press in a phone interview Friday afternoon the auction is “legitimate” and only part of his personal collection is being auctioned.
“There’s no agenda,” Berenson, 78, said of why he’s putting some of his personal belongings up for auction.
He said it’s simply a case of having too much stuff and not enough room for it all.
Berenson said most of the items in the auction are mostly pro memorabilia and are things that don’t hold much sentimental value to him or his family.
About the 1965-66 Canadiens Stanley Cup ring, he said: “It’s been on my wife’s charm bracelet for all these years.”