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You can't put a price on Chicago's history...but you can sell an item that offers its owner a concrete piece of it.
According to DNAinfo, in 1994 restaurateur Gus Pappas shelled out $15,000 for a memento from one of the city's proudest moments. He bought the 1961 Blackhawks Stanley Cup banner at auction, relocating it from its original home in the old Chicago Stadium to his own; now he's selling it via Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
Time have changed, and the auction house estimates that the banner will be even more valuable this time around, especially one the heels of this year's Stanley Cup win. It's estimated to rake in upwards of $25,000.
If you're interested in this item (and happen to have that kind of money lying around), call (312) 280-1212 or sign up to bid online. The banner will hit the block on Tuesday, July 16 at 6pm.
· Blackhawks Stanley Cup Banner from 1961 Up for Auction [DNAinfo]
· Early Highlights from Today's Leslie Hindman Fashion Fair Auction [Racked]