Canadian Kid Collector of the Week: Austin from Kelowna, B.C.

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Our Canadian Kid Collector of the Week feature focuses on kids from the Great White North who is deeply involved with the Hobby. Most collectors got involved when they were young and have fond memories of their early years, so we wanted to highlight kids who are just getting their start in collecting.

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This week we talked to 14-year-old Austin from Kelowna, BC. His favorite local card shop is Players Choice Sportscards and Collectibles in Kelowna.

Beckett Media: How did you get involved in the Hobby?

Austin: My mom took my brothers and I to get a card pack each year on National Hockey Card Day at Player’s Choice in Kelowna. My brother started collecting, so I eventually followed along.

BM: How long have you been collecting?

Austin: I’ve been collecting hockey cards for about 3 years.

BM: What do you collect: baseball, basketball, hockey, football, non-sport, other?

Austin: I collect mostly hockey cards.

BM: What is the first card you remember?

Austin: The first card I remember is a 2012 NHCD Martin Brodeur card.

BM: What is the best card you’ve ever pulled?

Austin: The best card I’ve ever pulled is a 2018-19 Rasmus Dahlin Young Gun.

BM: What’s your dream card, the one you really really want right now?

Austin: My dream card is a 2015-16 Connor McDavid Young Gun.

BM: What is something you think that the Hobby could be doing to get more kids your age involved?

Austin: I think that it would be great if card packs would be discounted for kids under the age of 18, making it more affordable for them.

BM: What’s your favorite part about going to buy cards?

Austin: My favorite part about going to buy cards is the anticipation of adding new cards to my collection.

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