And it made a Guinness world record with that record amount too. Paul Henderson – the Canadian Hockey hero of the 1972 summit series between Team Canada and the Soviet Union was the one responsible for scoring the winning goals in the last three games. This helped the Canadians beat the USSR and clinch the series.
The nail biting finish with the winning goal made a mere 34 seconds left in the final game made Paul Henderson a household name. Canada won the series 4-3, with one tie.
The no. 19 jersey that Henderson wore in the series was auctioned off for a record $1.275 million with the winning bid from Toronto real-estate magnate Mitchell Goldhar. Classic auctions, the Montreal based auction house which sold the jersey has received a certificate from the Guinness World records certifying the fact that it has made hockey history.
Marc Juteau, president of Classic Auctions, says he believes the jersey might actually be the most expensive ever auctioned off, in any sport — putting Henderson atop an even more illustrious category, beyond hockey greats.