A Slice of Snowboard History is Up For Grabs
Every once in while, a major vintage board collection pops up for sale and the feeding frenzy of collectors goes wild. Recently, a collection of classic Wintersticks and a few OG Burtons surfaced on eBay for a starting bid of $15k.
That's a pretty hefty starting bid, but the collection is stacked with original Wintersticks that range in age from 1976-1987 and among them are some of snowboarding’s first swallowtail decks.
The description of the sale from the seller, tygr1, appears like this:
Starting Bid: US $15,000.00
Estimated Shipping: $450.00
Vintage Winterstick and snowboard collection. I have been collection these boards since the early 80s. If you look closely you will see that ever model is different. Most are in decent condition but the “demo” swallow tail sat in the sun for a long time and the original ptex is coming off. I have more pictures of the bases if you want to see them just message me. I prefer to sell this collection as one piece but if no one buys it I may consider breaking it up. Buyer pays shipping costs, I estimated it at $450 because ebay would not let me leave the shipping blank but the shipping may be more or less depending upon your location. Local pickup is an option and I may be able to meet you for a fee.
We reached out to the seller for more info on the boards, including what's most valuable to him, his history, why he’s selling and more. We'll update this story once we hear back from him.
For now, browse through the gallery above, start your bids, and let us know in the comments what you'd do with a collection like this.