100+ Vintage Burton Snowboards up for Grabs, Estimated to be Worth Over $100,000
Photos via Facebook
A recent posting on a well-known vintage board selling Facebook group has surfaced and showcases a large collection of over 100 vintage Burton snowboards. The owner, Laurent Vrignaud, was a long time sales rep at Burton over the span of 22 years in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii, who left the company back in 2011. According to his posts within the group, the boards were collected over the span of 20+ years, each acquired individually by Laurent himself, without the assistance of Jake Burton, as another commenter had originally thought.
Wary of imitations and fakes, the authenticity of these boards was immediately questioned, however quite a few of the group's members quickly vouched for Laurent and the legitimacy of his collection. One commenter even jokingly mentioned that TransWorld may be the ones behind this. Not us this time, guys. We promise.
Due to the overwhelming amount of inquiries Laurent has received, he's announced in a post that he will be taking his time selling the decks, as well as building out a detailed spreadsheet to organize the price for each board. We're interested to see how this whole situation unfolds, who ends up with which decks, and what the exact final total ends up being. Stay tuned for updates.