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Sports Collector Won’t Be Buffaloed

The Bills. The Sabres. The Braves. And every team in between.

Check out the ultimate collection that deserves its unofficial "museum" tag.

It’s been going on for nearly four decades.

John Boutet used to scrounge around for ticket stubs and programs discarded by fans who weren’t quite as interested in material things. He found discarded hockey sticks from NHL players who skated at the Aud.

The collector and fan has over 10,000 items in his collection, most of which are directly related to Buffalo sports. "I really enjoy those tickets and programs the most," he said. "It’s so cool because you know they were actually at the game.

His collection and website make up the The Buffalo Sports Museum, located in his house for now, but a dream he’d like to recreate at a suitable venue. His wife and two kids are supportive even though it takes up a good chunk of his home.

Boutet is not done collecting. In fact, he’s got some lofty goals according to a story in the Buffalo News. Click here to check it out and watch the video tour of his incredible collection.

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Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

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