Game Worn Hockey Specialist Byron Hopes for Rebound

His business name is a familiar one to long-time hobbyists.  The man who turned his love of hockey memorabilia into Byron’s Hockeyland has been buying and selling game-worn jerseys, game-used sticks, helmets and other memorabilia for more than 30 years.

Owner Milt Byron stocks thousands of items, selling to collectors around the world.

He once advertised in collecting publications, but the rise of the internet in the 1990s pushed much of his business online.

The transition wasn’t easy.

He once had two full-time employees, but was forced to lay them off several years ago.

Now, a challenging economy has forced low and average income collectors to cut back as their bank accounts take a hit.

Luckily, as long as there are sports fans, there will be sports collectors.

Byron’s Hockeyland was the subject of this feature in the nearby Atlantic City Press.