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Almost $2M Worth Of Leafs Memorabilia Headed To The Museum Of Canadian History

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

The Maple Leafs don’t just belong to Toronto, they’re part of Canadian lore and a significant slice of the national hockey pie.

That’s what Mike Wilson kept telling himself, so as not to throw himself in front of the truck that carted away a lifetime of Leaf collectibles from his 1,000-square foot Forest Hill man cave to a new home in the Museum of Canadian History in Gatineau, Que.

Three years of negotiation with museum officials on how to best document, display and of course set a price for the bulk of Wilson’s 2,000-plus items will be finalized at a Friday announcement, believed to be the largest private stock of sports memorabilia ever sold in Canada. The MCH will pay ‘The Ultimate Leafs Fan’ a bit south of $2 million, says Jenny Ellison, curator of sport and leisure for the museum, a figure reached by averaging several independent appraisals.


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