Collector's Corner #6: One Collector's Hometown Pride Sparks Maple Leafs Collection (Borje Salming)
As you can probably guess from speaking with me for any amount of time, I'm a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Born and raised out side of Toronto,my hand was pretty much forced into what team you're going to be cheering for. As far as cards go, while I have gone a different direction in my own PC and do not hoard Leafs cards, I always do enjoy seeing team/player collectors who do focus on the Maple Leafs.
This next collector featured here fits that bill perfectly.
Whether you're a Leafs fan or not, I think you'll really appreciate his next collection. I'm super stoked to feature on this blog due to satisfy my inner crazy Leafs fan.
I’m going to date myself here, but I started collecting O-Pee-Chee hockey cards back in 1979-80 (Gretzky’s rookie year!) when I was still in elementary school. Unlike other kids who played “topsies” or “scrambles” with their cards, I
What/Who Do You Collect?
I try to build the master sets of O-Pee-Chee and Upper Deck S1/S2 every year. When I say master set, I really mean my own version of “master set” which essentially means every card except the really short-printed and/or numbered
Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?
As I got more and more familiar with how the hobby had evolved in my absence, I soon realized that it only made sense to set up some realistic collecting goals. So I decided to continue to build the master sets of O-Pee-Chee and Upper Deck S1/S2 initially for nostalgic reasons but ultimately because they’re just fun sets to build. I then thought about trying to concentrate on maybe a couple of players from my favourite team, the Toronto Maple Leafs.
What’s Your Favourite Card or Item(s)?
I have several favourites which I’ve included pictures of but one of my proudest achievements comes from the recent Chronology release by Upper Deck.
What's On Your Current Wantlist? Are there any ‘White Whales’ you’d like to add one day?
Obviously, any cards I don’t already own would naturally be on my want list. One of the bigger white whales on my list would be:
Contact: How can other collector's reach you?
I can be reached at:
Now for some sweet Maple Leafs goodies!
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