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ROCKET MAN

A BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM HIS GRANDMOTHER STARTED STEVEN LAFORTUNE ON THE PATH TO BECOMING ONE OF THE HOBBY’S FOREMOST COLLECTORS OF PAVEL BURE.

MEET STEVEN: “My name is Steven Lafortune. I’m 34 years old and I’m a journalist living in the suburbs of Montreal.”

GETTING STARTED: “My first contact with hockey cards came from my godmother. She gave me three packs of 1991-92 Pro Set for my seventh birthday. It was the best present ever, because she also gave me a passion for this beautiful hobby.

“I’m a completist by nature. At a young age I collected base sets, trading with my friends to finish them off. As I got older, I shifted to collecting players. I wanted someone who played a bit like I did on the soccer field. So I closely read the back of my cards and the description of one guy caught my eye: Pavel “The Russian Rocket” Bure.

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