San Jose Sharks Hold Evgeni Nabokov Equipment Sale

Last week the San Jose Sharks held their annual equipment sale. I was curious to see what would become of Evgeni Nabokov’s gear so I went to take a look…

Upon walking in the door the first item on display was a game-worn Nabokov mask. Pricetag? $5,000.00. Yes, the decimal is in the correct spot.

If you're going to buy the mask for $5k then the game-worn jersey is a no-brainer for just $1,000.

If I hadn't bought new pads last year Nabokov's game-worn Vaughns for $500 would have had me reaching for my wallet. They were in great shape and were one of the best deals I saw in the store.

Nabokov's game-worn glove. At $200 I'd say it was a pretty decent deal. Plus after a game your hand will smell like Nabby!

I caught up with Josh in the parking lot who had just purchased a set of Nabokov's gloves for $350. I was happy to hear he planned to use them rather them show them off on a wall.

This was the most interesting find to me. Of the two sticks in the middle the white Torspo on the left is Nabokov's and the Sherwood on the right is Jocelyn Thibault's. A) I have no idea what Thibault's sticks were doing at the Sharks' sale but I bought all four at $25/stick ($75 in most pro-shops). B) check out the height difference in the paddles!

Alex Stalock's pads and glove were going for $500 and $200 respectively. Were some collectors placing a bet on the future in snapping up Stalock's gear?

Apparently Brian Boucher's sticks didn't sell at last year's sale so they were trying again this year. The price, $70 each, must have been reflecting Boucher's playoff run this year.

Tomas Greiss' belly pad and practice glove. The glove seemed to be worked in by the tried-and-true method of running over it with a car... it was folded over.

The Sharks annual equipment sale is a collector’s paradise! I snagged an invite (the event is for season ticket holders) from a buddy who checked out with skates and jerseys from Joe Thorton and Joe Pavelski. I saw the ticket prices but for the sake of his marriage I agreed not to print them here.

Sharks Sale - Nabokov mask - featured


  1. Mike Miller
    Posted October 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I want Nabby’s pads! Do you know if anyone bought em? 500 bucks is a great deal!

  2. Nathan
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    my friend Cody bought them.

  3. Bailey Seagraves
    Posted January 17, 2011 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Do they have any of the Torspo sticks left,if so how much? Id like to buy some

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