One of the world’s top hockey collections has a new home. The Canadian Museum of History has purchased over 1,700 items from Mike Wilson, known as “The Ultimate Leafs Fan.” The collection was built over a 50-year period by the Toronto resident, with help from his wife, Debra Thuet. The purchase price, according to the Toronto Star, was just under $2 … [Read more...] about Canadian Museum Scores Ultimate Leafs Fan’s Hockey Collection
Notes: Record-Setting Year; Cards and Kids 1902 Edition; Hockey Heaven
Earlier this week, I posted the top 10 most expensive auction lots sold in 2016. The numbers on the list were eye-popping, even if you remember each sale. A look back at the lists for the last few years does indicate this was a record-setting year, at least in terms of the amounts at the top. For the first time, the top ten list included four lots that … [Read more...] about Notes: Record-Setting Year; Cards and Kids 1902 Edition; Hockey Heaven
Canadian Man: Con Men Stole My Gretzky Collection
A Canadian man’s collection of what he says were valuable Wayne Gretzky cards was stolen by two men who had expressed an interest in buying it. According to Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County Detachment, it happened a few weeks ago at a house not far from Gretzky's hometown of Brantford and they are still investigating. Constable Ed Sanchuk told Sports Collectors … [Read more...] about Canadian Man: Con Men Stole My Gretzky Collection
World’s Biggest Toronto Maple Leafs Collector Shows Off The Goods
While one of the great collections of Great One memorabilia goes on the auction block, another collection sits safely behind glass in a Toronto home. Mike Wilson's Maple Leafs memorabilia collection is a sight to behold. Thousands of items tracing his long history of one of the NHL's Original Six franchises. Wilson has game worn jerseys dating back decades. He has … [Read more...] about World’s Biggest Toronto Maple Leafs Collector Shows Off The Goods
Lifelong Hockey Collection…in Iowa?
It might not be a place you think about when you talk hockey hotbeds, but one collector from the Hawkeye state has a lifelong collection--and connections to the game. … [Read more...] about Lifelong Hockey Collection…in Iowa?