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Here’s your chance to a part of it. We will be choosing a new collector each month to showcase their collection in our newsletter. There will be a brief bio about the collector, pictures of some of their collection and what they are currently looking for.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information.
Pictures of Collection
o Please send us at least 5-6 pictures of your favourite cards, memorabilia or anything else that is part of your collection.
o Not all photos will be used for the newsletter
o Please no inappropriate photos
o Please make sure the photos are clear so members can see what is in your collection
Questions To Answer For The Bio
Include the names, teams or sets you are currently collecting. If you have only specific years or specific subsets you collect, mention it here. If you only collect memorabilia, mention what kind and if you only look for specific styles.
What made you start collecting the player/team/set or memorabilia? Was there a childhood memory that made you want to collect or was there a person in your life that got you collecting them?
Do you have a favourite card or piece of memorabilia that you are very proud of? Mention it here and include how you found it and why it’s your favourite piece.
Do you have a current card that you really need to finish a set or a memorabilia piece that you have been trying to find for years? Mention what you are looking for so other collectors can help you find them.
Include your email address so fellow collectors can reach you in case they have something that you need.
August Collector of The Month
My name is Willem Nettinga from Ontario, Canada. My favourite team is the Toronto Maple Leafs, and my favourite player is Henrik Zetterberg.
What/Who Do You Collect?
I have a small Leafs collection and a fairly substantial Zetterberg pc. I currently own 26 Zetterberg cards that are serial numbered 1/1 (not including printing plates). I also have 35 jersey numbered cards (ex. 40/100) amongst many others.
The reason I collect Henrik Zetterberg is because of Zetterberg’s play on the ice, and charitable endeavours off of it, have led me to respect him both as a hockey player and a person. I think it would be hard to find a classier person in the NHL today.
Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?
In 2008, when Detroit won the Stanley Cup, I was 14 years old. Like many Canadians, I went into that final series watching Sidney Crosby in his first Stanley Cup Finals. What really caught my eye though was the performance of Henrik Zetterberg. At times he would shut down Crosby, and ultimately win the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP. From that point on I was a Zetterberg fan.
Coincidentally, I started collecting hockey cards the next year in 2008-09. The first set I put together was 08-09 Victory. I loved it because every pack had an insert or a rookie card. Of course, it holds little value, but that’s not what entry level products are for. It was fun to open and got me started on the path of collecting. I then put together the base sets for 08-09 UD Series 1 and 2 by opening blaster boxes and sorting cards until I had completed the set. I’d soon start buying jersey cards on eBay and my collection just progressed from there. Now I mainly focus on high-end cards, not for their monetary value, but for the fun, you can have to chase them down and acquiring them.
What’s Your Favourite Item?
My favourite cards are my 2002-03 Zetterberg Young Guns Exclusives. I have two copies of this card; both are one of a kind. One is jersey numbered 15/75. The other is Beckett graded pristine 10 (highest graded, population 1).
Another favourite of mine is the 16-17 Leaf Ultimate One-Timer Jumbo Memorabilia. The game-used World Cup of Hockey patch looks absolutely amazing. This was purchased on eBay, as were the YG Exclusives.
My favourite non Henrik Zetterberg card is an Auston Matthews Maple Leaf Marks autograph. I pulled this card myself from a hobby box of Centennial I ordered from CloutsnChara!
What’s On Your Current Wantlist?
o 11/12 Panini Prime Captain’s Cloth 2/2
o 13/14 Panini Prime Captain’s Cloth 1/2
o Zetterberg Masterpiece Portraits Card (Hand painted/signed by the artist)
o Anything Henrik Zetterberg: Amazing Patches, Jerseys, Numbered Cards (40/###) & 1/1’s.
CnC Username: WNett27