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October 13, 2016

Canadian Museum of History Adds Ultimate Leafs Fan's Collection

From the Toronto Sun:

The Canadian Museum Of History has taken loan of 50 items from Mike Wilson — the ‘Ultimate Leafs Fan’ — who owns the largest personal collection of team memorabilia in the world, some 2,500 pieces.

The pieces, ranging from a blood-spattered sweater from 1935 to Johnny Bower’s pads, will highlight the museum’s coming show to mark the Leafs/NHL Centennial, titled Hockey In Canada: More Than Just A Game. The team treasures of Wilson and partner Debra Thuet have left their custom-built rec room for the first time for public display in Gatineau, Que., from March 10 to Oct. 9, 2017.

“I have to pinch myself to remind I’m not dreaming,” Wilson said. “While it was stressful and emotional the day they removed the items, I knew it was the right thing to do.

Here's the full story, including more on the 50 items being loaned including some Wayne Gretzky items.

In case you do not know the story of Mike Wilson - "the Ultimate Leafs Fan: - he has released a book about his amazing memorabilia collection

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