Thursday, March 05, 2009

Maple Leafs' Coach Becomes Accidental Stamp Collector

Canada's National Post Web site reports Corey Hirsch, the goaltending coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs, has become a stamp collector of sorts because of one particular Swedish stamp.

Shown here, the 1995 stamp (SC #2114) features a young Peter Forsberg clinching the gold medal for Sweden at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics as the goaltender fails to stop him.

The goaltender pictured on the stamp is Hirsch. The 36-year-old father of three is quoted as saying, "I think I have about 10 of those stamps."

Hirsh says he can accept getting beaten by Forsberg. But being collected by philatelists all over the world is another matter.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:11 AM