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Sports memorabilia related to winning moments often sells for a great deal of money. Gamewinning balls are especially prized and I guess that goes for pucks too. The Harry Caray Restaurant Group, owners of a chain of Illinois steakhouses named after the popular sports announcer, has announced that it will pay $50,000 for the hockey puck that launched off the stick of Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane and ended overtime in Game Six of the NHL playoffs, bringing the Stanley Cup to Chicago. The last time the puck was seen publicly was when it was in the Flyers' net.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Harry Caray Restaurant Group President Grant DePorter helped to buy the infamous "Bartman ball," the baseball that Cubs fan Steve Bartman interfered with during the 2003 National League Championship Series. That ball was eventually bought for over $113,000 detonated on live television to help alleviate the Cubs curse (no luck so far). It's assumed that the missing puck will receive a much kinder fate.