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The world’s oldest hockey stick is selling for over $10,000 on eBay

A guy in Nova Scotia is hocking a battered piece of wood on eBay that he claims is the world’s oldest hockey stick. Apparently, it was hand-carved from sugar maple between 1835 and 1838, which would make the thing almost 180 years old. Dubbed The Moffat Stick, for the original owners in the 1800s (the initials W.M. are engraved by the base), there’s an entire website devoted to its history and research. In the video above from the Discovery Channel, just talking about the stick nearly brings owner Mark Presley to tears. He calls it “a wondrous survivor” and an “extremely rare treasure,” but he’s decided that it deserves a “better setting” than he can give it. (That, or he just needs some cash). Hockey enthusiasts who’d like to own this piece of Canadian history will currently have to shell out over $11,000 to snag it on eBay.

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