News Release: Exploring Guelph’s hockey tradition through cards
Exploring Guelph’s hockey tradition through cards
Guelph, Ont., February 16, 2016—Lots of people collect hockey cards. Not everyone is as specific in their collecting habits as Guelph’s Stephen Gazzola. If it’s a card featuring a Guelph-connected player, Gazzola has got it, needs it, or wants it.
“It was at a garage sale in the early 1990s that I found a Leapin’ Lou Fontinato card,” says Gazzola, whose collection now exceeds 500 cards. “As soon as I picked it up, I wanted to start collecting every card with a Guelph connection.”
Gazzola’s collection is featured in a new case exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum. Guelph’s Hockey Tradition Through a Collector’s Eyes includes cards featuring NHL players and officials who were born, raised or played in Guelph. The original Leapin’ Lou Fontinato card is displayed alongside Andy Bathgate, Drew Doughty, Paul Brydges and many more.
Guelph’s Hockey Tradition Through a Collector’s Eyes is available at Guelph Civic Museum until April 24.
Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. For more information, visit guelphmuseums.wpengine.com.
For more information, please contact:
Alex Boughen | Community Relations Coordinator, Guelph Museums
Public Services, City of Guelph
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, ON N1H 4H8
T 519-836-1221 x3392