Welcome to the first installment of Collectors’ Corner. As sports have grown in popularity, so has the desire to own a piece of sports history. Sports memorabilia and collectables can range from collecting sports cards, to getting player’s autographs, to purchasing game used equipment. In this section of The Pink Puck we’ll try and keep you updated on when and where players will be signing autographs in the New England area. If you have information on a player signing please contact us so we can let people know.
Remember when getting an autograph to always make sure you get a certificate of authenticity (COA) with it. This verifies that the autograph that you purchased is in fact real. Some venues allow you to take a picture with the athlete, so make sure you ask before trying to take one, and always remember to thank the player for signing your item. Happy collecting…
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Nov 1-3) at the Shriners’ Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, the Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club is holding one of their two annual sports cards and memorabilia shows. Although it is usually heavy with baseball players a few former and current Boston Bruins players will be in attendance. Hockey Hall of Fame member Ray Bourque, Norm Leveille (a promising Bruins player who had his career cut short by an aneurysm) and current Bruins players Brad Marchand, Johnny Boychuk, and Gregory Campbell are scheduled to make an appearance. For more information, including prices and times please visit http://gbscc.com/ and click on 2013 Convention.
Nov 8th from 7-9PM current Boston Bruins players David Krejci and Reilly Smith are signing autographs at the Lantana venue in Randolph, MA. Depending on the items prices range from $49-69 for Krejci and $29-39 for Smith.
Nov 10th from 3-5PM, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, and forward Chris Kelly will be signing autographs at Lombardos in Randolph, MA. Depending on the items prices range from $80-100 for Chara, $60-80 for Rask, and $30-40 for Kelly.
On Nov 11th, in a rare appearance, Boston Bruins legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Esposito will be signing autographs at The Arena Sports Bar and Nightclub in Nashua, NH. Depending on items, prices range from $39-79. If you’re a Bruins fan you don’t want to miss this signing.
November 12th from 5-7PM, Patrice Bergeron will be appearing at the Sports Authority in Woburn, MA. Prices range from $60-80 depending on the item you want signed.
Nov 29th at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA, legendary Bruins enforcer Terry O’Reilly will be signing from 11-12:45PM. The price is $13 dollars for one autograph and $10 for each additional.
Heath Whelan: born and raised in the Boston area, Heath has been a fan of hockey, especially the Bruins, ever since he learned how to skate. He has been collecting hockey memorabilia and collectibles for as long as he can remember and his favorite player of all time is Ray Bourque.

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