Here’s a great item, for a fantastic cause. What a great Canadian keepsake!
A Bill Barilko hockey card signed by the late Gord Downie (and the Hip) is up for grabs on eBay.
Proceeds will go to charity, including the charity that was so near and dear to Downie’s heart; the Gord Downie Fund at the Sunnybrook Foundation.
The owner’s name is Blair Babcock, who lives in Stratford, Ontario. Blair’s father died of the same condition that claimed Gord Downie’s life.
So far the highest bid (as of Wednesday afternoon) is $3,150.
Hockey was a huge passion of Downie’s; it echoed in his lyrics, and it helped cement the patriotic bond and connection to his faithful following.
Gord’s Godfather was Boston Bruins legend executive Harry Sinden and Gord was a Goalie growing up playing in Amherstburg.
At the time of this posting; bidding on the card is open for another 20 hours.