NEWQUAY, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Andy Burgess (Captain of Team First Great Western and Team Cornwall) rides his horse Shrivar into the sea at Watergate Bay as he practices for the beach polo competition being held on the beach this weekend on May 17, 2013 in Newquay, England. The players were practicing ahead of this weekend Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay, in north Cornwall, which is taking place tomorrow and Sunday, featuring some of the UK’s highest handicapped polo players. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
The man behind the biggest collection of all things No. 99 is selling his prized memorabilia.
Insurance is a big reason. Collections such as Chaulk’s are hard to buy coverage for and the thought of a fire makes him blanch. Also, he’s already got most of the main Gretzky items likely to come on the market, so the thrill of the chase is getting rarer.
“There’s not a lot of chase left. It’s like I’ve gotten to the top of the mountain.
The 38-year-old Beckham, who recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain, has become a global superstar since starting his career at Manchester United.
“I’m thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level,” Beckham said in a statement Thursday. (Photo: Getty Images/AFP/Files)
So this is ONE way to celebrate …Polish player Jerzy Janowicz rips off his shirt as he celebrates after winning against French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the end of their ATP Rome Open tennis tournament. (Photo: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
This sums it up: Leafs goaltender James Reimer laid face-down on the ice for minutes after Patrice Bergeron scored for the Bruins in overtime — capping an amazing comeback after Toronto held a 4-1 lead in the third period. (Photo: Charles Krupa/The Associated Press)
Frozen before leap — Troy Dumais of the USA trains at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center on Day 2 of the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix on May 10, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Canadiens centre Lars Eller was left unconscious and bleeding on the ice after taking a big hit from Ottawa defenceman Eric Gryba in the second period Senators’ 4-2 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final on Thursday night.
“It’s tough seeing a guy laying in a heap with blood coming out,” said Canadiens centre Ryan White. “You never want to see that.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Ah yes, famous people come out in droves for playoff games — especially since ticket prices are off the wall. Last night’s example: Glee stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith (who is Canadian) took in the Canucks vs. Sharks game in Vancouver. ARE THEY BAD LUCK? (Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)