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Blaine Canadian sports history collection
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CA MRUASC C0011
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620 trading cards
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The collection was assembled by Calgarian Bob Blaine over the course of 40 years of collecting.
Scope and content
Collection documents the history of professional, amateur, and varsity/collegiate sport in Canada, particularly hockey, football, baseball, golf, and rodeo. The collection illustrates the development of these sports in the 20th and early 21st centuries (the period from the 1940s to the 1990s is particularly well-documented), and focuses on Canadian leagues as well as international leagues in which Canadian teams participated. Most of the collection relates to Canadian teams and athletes (although American teams are also well-represented), with a particular focus on Alberta and Western Canada.
The collection largely consists of publications, ephemera, and promotional objects including: game and tournament programs, photographs, magazines, media guides, yearbooks, schedules, calendars, trading cards, game tickets, pins and buttons, pennants, patches, and decals.
The collection is arranged into 5 series by sport: hockey, football, baseball, golf, and rodeo (devoted to the Calgary Stampede). The collection was meticulously organized and documented by the donor Bob Blaine, with most of the collection housed in binders that are arranged by level of competition (professional, amateur, varsity/collegiate), league, date range, and type of material. The contents of each binder are further arranged, typically by material type and date, and many items are accompanied by detailed supplementary contextual information provided by Blaine.
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Donated by Bob Blaine in 2019.
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Many items are accompanied in the binders by additional explanatory or contextual information provided by Robert Blaine.
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Image linked to this description is the front cover of the 1960 Calgary Stampede program in File 0402.
Also includes: 301 schedules, 205 magazine leaves, 187 magazines, 157 yearbooks, 140 decals, 92 newspaper clippings, 73 pins, 68 crests, 65 calendars, 63 posters, 50 brochures, 48 patches, 46 postcards, 43 wrappers, 36 art prints, 36 stickers, 31 envelopes, 27 buttons, 25 booklets, 24 coins, 21 pieces of letterhead, 20 stamps, 19 scorecards, 17 two-card uncut panels, 16 pairing sheets, 12 table hockey figures, 11 illustrations, 10 advertising panels, 10 scrapbook pages, 9 postal first day covers, 8 menus, 8 pennants, 7 transfer patches, 6 letters, 6 special event programs, 5 press passes, 5 invitations, 5 special event tickets, 4 matchbook covers, 4 newspapers, 3 application forms, 3 books, 3 sideline passes, 3 packages of stickers, 3 photograph books, 3 rule books, 3 wallets, 3 sticker packages, 2 printing plates, 2 alumni cards, 2 transit passes, 2 turncoat tags, 2 mini hockey sticks, 2 bench passes, 2 bottle caps, 2 casino chips, 2 Christmas cards, 2 coasters, 2 dinner tickets, 2 dressing room passes, 2 handbooks, 2 newsletters, 2 bandannas, 2 fourteen-card uncut panels, 2 parking passes, 2 postage stamp booklets, 2 reviews, 2 publications, 2 six-card uncut panels, 2 temporary tattoos, 2 three-card uncut panel, 2 swizzle sticks, 1 scorer, 1 postage stamp block, 1 patrons list, 1 entry form, 1 field pass, 1 TV program, 1 fifteen-card uncut panels, 1 Hall of Fame pass, 1 five-card uncut panel, 1 four-card uncut panel, 1 booster program, 1 chuckwagon scorecard, 1 certificate, 1 charm, 1 collectible package, 1 comic, 1 concord pass, 1 course guide, 1 advertisements, 1 audio disc, 1 autograph, 1 barn tour ribbon, 1 logo banner, 1 magazine article, 1 magazine cover, 1 napkin, 1 package of cards ,1 paper mask, 1 passport, 1 promotional guide, 1 rail ticket, 1 record, 1 record book, 1 ribbon, 1 season ticket package, 1 sheet music, 1 souvenir order form, 1 piece of stationery, 1 statistics package, 1 spoon, 1 staff badge, 1 tag, 1 team banner, 1 lyrics sheet, 1 ticket order form, and 1 ticket sheet.
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Created March 27, 2019 by PH.
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