Collector Interview: Ben Upshur

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Almost everyone knows the rift between modern jersey collectors and vintage jersey collectors.  You may have seen posts between myself and Ben Upshur in the past bantering back and forth regarding the wear on modern jerseys against vintage jerseys.  We had an opportunity to get inside his head a bit and learn more about Ben.

GameWorn.us: What do you do for a living
Ben Upshur: I manage e-commerce for a local small business.

GW: What is your favorite beer?
Ben: I haven’t had a drink in 3 years now, but when I was drinking honestly it was Miller Lite. Loved Jack Daniels and Jim Beam as well.

GW: What is your favorite team?
Ben: Philadelphia Flyers, started watching hockey heavily while I was living there and never left my blood.

GW: Who is your favorite player?
Ben: Current Player: Mark Streit
Past Player: I have a lot of guys that I loved the way they played, can’t pick just one!

GW: When and how did you get started collecting?

Game Worn Radio: Collection Focus

We had a bit of a hiccup with connections to a couple callers, but we got it worked out by the end of the show.

Seemed there was a lot of mixed feelings regarding broad and narrow collecting focus.  One thing seems clear, there is no write or wrong way to collect.

Next time, with the release of some of the Adidas jersey images for World Cup, we talk about favorite model jerseys, worst model jerseys and jersey designs and logos.

Collector Interview: John Mazzucca

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GameWorn.us: What do you do for a living?
John Mazzucca: My profession is in the medical field so right now I’m nurse aid in my local hospital.  

GW: What is your favorite beer?
JM: That’s a tough one for me because it honestly depends on my mood and where I am. I usually just get regular beer but if I had to pick a favorite Heineken is a favorite of mine. 

GW: What is your favorite team?
JM: Born and raised on Long Island so I have been New York Islanders fan since i was born. 

GW: Who is your favorite player?
JM: Well this is an easy question since everybody knows who I collect since I’ve been following him for a while now. Cal Clutterbuck. I have alot of his stuff. 

GW: When and how did you get started collecting?