Long before it was cool, Michael Paolino has been collecting New England Patriots cards and memorabilia. With the team heading for Super Bowl XLII, Boston media are getting a tour of his 37-year obsession.
He’s got the 1960 Fleer set, the 1965 Topps "tall boys", old AFL programs, signed helmets, old Patriots pennants, vintage training camp photos, a ton of autographs—-just about anything with either the old AFL or NFL helmet logos on it. If it’s red, white and blue and says "Patriots", Michael Paolino has it.
Paolino is a huge fan of the AFC Champs and says he’s never missed a game–even a series–since he was old enough to remember. Paolino said the team has talked to him about using some of his memorabilia in a museum that is being planned at Gillette Stadium.
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And what about the future of his collection?
"My son, Brady, I think may be the caretaker of it moving on in the future," Paolino said.
Yup, he said "Brady".