NHL memorabilia is always fascinating to find whether through online auctions, antique malls, or garage sales. Recently, a Washington Capitals ticket stub from 2005 was sold for $5,988 on eBay. This wasn’t an ordinary ticket stub, though—it was from captain Alex Ovechkin’s NHL debut when he scored two goals that night.
The seller found the ticket stub during a basement cleanout. Although they admitted it lost its mint condition over time, it was still a great piece of memorabilia for any Capitals fan or NHL lover.
The starting bid was $500 but sold in ten days for $5,988!
They sat in section 105, row T, seat 13 during the Wednesday, October 5, 2005 game between the Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets.
The game was a memorable one for sure. Ovechkin scored twice in the 3-2 win over Columbus and made a name for himself in his NHL debut, notably his first shift when he landed a check on former Blue Jackets’ defenseman Radoslav Suchy. Ovechkin’s hit was so hard it broke the plexiglass partition off.
In May 2020, Ovechkin was interviewed by Roger Bennett for a “Men in Blazers” segment. The pair discussed numerous topics, which include Ovechkin’s first game. Bennett asked him what message he wanted to send not only to the Blue Jackets but to the entire NHL. “One crazy Russian came to the league,” Ovechkin said.
By Della Young