Snapshots have documented some of the finest moments in sports history, such as Ali's defeat of Liston, Michael Jordan’s tongue-out slam dunk, and Benjamin Franklin's legendary overtime sack of King George III. Grab a piece of athletic history with today's Groupon: for $245, you get a Mario Lemieux–signed puck with a display case, plus shipping, from Powers Collectibles (a $468.95 value).
The crew at Powers Collectibles curate a selection of nostalgia-packed memorabilia for sports fanatics and their gift-buying broods. Hockey fans and collectors of all ages, backgrounds, and ice-skating abilities can relive famed hockey moments with this tribute to one of hockey's living legends. Throughout his Hall of Fame career, three-time MVP "Super" Mario Lemieux utilized an offensive arsenal of stick tricks to breeze past defenders and shoot pucks past goaltenders with the precision of scissors on a father-in-law's toupee. Lemieux cemented his status in frozen fame by hoisting the Stanley Cup in 2009 as chairman, making him the only person to win the championship as a player and as an owner.
The autographed puck rests inside a glass display case and includes a certificate of authenticity, which adds to the item's mystique by ensuring that Lemieux's signature is real and not scribbled on by a novelty foam finger. Unlike mail-order uncles, today's deal includes shipping to any home, place of business, or unregulated submarine hatch within the continental United States.
Powers Collectibles beefs up memorabilia collections with authenticated, high-quality merchandise autographed by some of the world's biggest celebrities and sports stars. Owner and industry veteran Matt Powers launched the web-based company with two goals in mind: to conveniently provide authentic mementos via the Internet, and to offer quality custom-framing options alongside collectibles. Today, Powers Collectibles stocks an expansive arsenal of signed souvenirs from sports stars, music icons, Hollywood stars, political personalities, and John Hancock impersonators. Lavish frames and display cases further glamorize autographed treasures, keeping them safe from wear, tear, and spitting camels.