After connecting with Georgios, a card collector from Sweden, through a Swedish hockey card Facebook Page, he was eager to share his collection with me. Since Belfour is also one of my All-Time favourite goaltenders, this extensive collection of rare and elusive cards had my jaw on the floor in a matter of seconds.
Georgios was very interested in telling his story here on my site and I'm happy I get to feature another European collector on my website. It just goes to show you how global this hobby is at times and I really enjoy sharing that aspect here as well.
I hope you enjoy my newest Collectors Corner article featuring Georgios' incredible Ed Belfour collection (seriously, It's a-MAZ-ing)!
Hey Aaron! Im happy to have the opportunity to show off some of my Ed Belfour collection.
What/Who Do You Collect?
For me, the best goalkeeper i had ever seen on television. Ed "The Eagle" Belfour.
How big is your Ed Belfour collection at the moment
I actually stopped counting by 1,600 unique cards as of 2019, so I have no idea.
Over 1,600 cards is impressive! How do you store such a big collection?
I use a Slab Case XL for my most valuable cards, and the case is full yeah..
Why Did You Start Collecting Ed Belfour?
I remember seeing the Blackhawks play, and i likes their jerseys, since that day, I started collecting Belfour because he had a pretty cool helmet the second season he was there. So it's not just because he was good, it was mostly because of the helmet.
What’s Your Favourite Card or Item(s)?
I have a couple favourite cards actually. Here they are without any special order:
What's the story behind the Leksands autos?
Actually, growing up in Sweden in the 80s was tough, both economically and if you were from another country outside of Scandinavia, you saw and experienced much racism. Especially racism behind your back. I heard and saw people talk about foreigners when they were not there, and when they were, they were best friends.
What's On Your Current Wantlist? Are there any ‘White Whales’ you’d like to add one day?
I would love some more 1/1 cards for my collection. But my prior have always been to have GOOD looking cards, and I don't mean the condition, thats also important. The design of the card in general, if it's something I like I can pay more for. Also, a good looking auto is also something I can pay more for.
What's your plan with your Belfour collection?
My plan is simple: I'm thinking about keeping the collection for my son and daughter so they someday, can use the cards for selling, or just keeping it as a memory of me when I leave this life.
Do you have the worlds biggest Ed Belfour collection?
No, I know a couple of guys that have bigger than mine, but i think i should be top 10 for sure.
Was Danne a 'rival' Belfour collector of yours?
Yeah, but we clicked so good that we became good friends, even if he lives in the south part of the country and I am in the capital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Contact: How can other collectors reach you about any Belfour cards?
I'm on Facebook's biggest hockey card groups, with a reputation of 100% positive feedback both as a buyer, seller and trader. So that's the main spot I'm hanging around at when on the internet looking for more Ed Belfour cards!
Thank you so much Georgios for telling us your story and showing some of your cards!
Thank you, Aaron! I really appreciate that I got contacted about this and it was fun answering your questions for this article.
Georgios' Ed Belfour Card Collection Gallery
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