Red Berenson auctioning off a ton of his old gear

Submitted by lhglrkwg on May 18th, 2018 at 6:40 PM

Saw someone share this a few minutes ago. Not sure why Red is doing this but he's auctioning off a ton of his old gear including his old jerseys if there are any collectors out there

The most amusing thing to me was that he's selling his 2nd place trophy from 2011. Can't say I blame him for wanting to be rid of that thing

http://classicauctions.net/Category/The_Gordon__Red__Berenson_Personal_Collection-10555.html

Comments

Bando Calrissian

May 18th, 2018 at 8:13 PM ^

This seems strange. Some people are unsentimental, but... He's got kids and grandkids, and he's selling off his rings? How much money did he make in a long career at Michigan?

Alton

May 19th, 2018 at 8:31 AM ^

My assumption is that this isn't about getting money; I think he is "downsizing" in advance of a move to a home that's a more appropriate size for a retired couple.  I'm sure he asked the kids about what they wanted him to keep and what they wanted him to sell.

Note that he isn't selling much of anything from his best teams at Michigan.

1VaBlue1

May 19th, 2018 at 11:54 AM ^

This was my initial take.  Also thought about the charity angle - since nowhere does it say where the proceeds will go (that I was able to find, anyway).  It's unfortunate that most (some) jump to the immediate conclusion that the man is broke.

massblue

May 19th, 2018 at 9:00 AM ^

Only a few UM related items are there and not very valuable ones. There are a lot of stuff and I know that he has already donated a bunch to NHL and UM.