Massive Stick Collection Highlights Next Premier Auction

Todd Smith was a two-sport athlete, earning tryouts with both the NHL's Minnesota North Stars and MLB's Minnesota Twins. While those didn't work out, he still managed to make a name for himself by building one of the most amazing game-used stick collections in existence.

Premier Auctions LLC is proud to offer at auction this collection, not one single piece of which was ever purchased from the secondary market. Each and every stick in this collection was obtained by Smith directly from players, equipment men or arena personnel. Many of the nearly 1,000 game-used sticks in this collection have been signed, with most personalized to Todd or "Hockey," as he was affectionately known around the rinks he frequented while acquiring this massive collection.

Some highlights from Todd's collection include game used sticks from current and future Hall of Famers such as Gordie Howe, Ray Bourque, Dennis Potvin, Mike Gartner, Mark Messier, Pat LaFontaine and Mike Modano. This collection also features some milestone sticks, including the stick used by Joe Sakic to score his 398th, 399th and 400th career goals, and a stick used by Chris Chelios in the 1984 Olympics.

Todd's collection will be offered to the public over the coming months, beginning with Premier's next online auction, with bidding beginning June 16. To register to bid in this or any future auctions, please click here or call (480) 991-8076.