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_the jersey Gretzky wore during the entire 1981-82 season in which, as an Edmonton Oiler, he compiled more than 200 points and broke Phil Esposito’s scoring record of 77 goals in one season.

_replica Stanley Cups once owned by former Oilers owner Peter Pocklington, who is reviled for trading Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988.

_the jersey Gretzky wore the infamous night in 1986, when, in a division final against Calgary, Steve Smith scored in his own net to eliminate the Oilers from the playoffs.

Chaulk is 45 years old and didn’t start collecting anything until he was in his 20s _ and that involved golf. He had read an article about Arnold Palmer, which included a chat with the golf great’s secretary.

“She talked about how once a week she opens all his mail from fans, lays out all his autograph requests and he signs them and she sends them off,” Chaulk recalled. “I thought, `Wow.’”

He wrote to the magazine. which forwarded the letter to Palmer. In due course, he returned a signed autograph. Chaulk thought that was terrific.

“I’d go to the post office and drop 300 letters in the mail,” he said. “Some days I’d get up to 50 cards back in the mail.”

He ended up with 50,000 signed hockey cards in his collection, many accompanied by letters. Chaulk’s correspondents included Montreal Canadiens legends Maurice and Henri Richard and Jean Beliveau.

But the cards, now sold or donated, were just a gateway. Before long, and as his contracting business prospered, Chaulk was dabbling in signed photographs, prints, jerseys.

Then one afternoon he was in an Edmonton pawn shop, looking over cards. He spotted an old hockey stick hanging on the wall. The man behind the counter told him it had been used by Wayne Presley, a journeyman who played for five NHL teams between 1984 and 1997.

“I didn’t realize you could put your hands on that type of thing,” said Chaulk, awe still in his voice more than a decade later. “I didn’t know it was available to the fan. And there I am in a pawn shop and there’s a game-used stick there. I asked to see it and held it and went `Wow! Will I ever get closer to the game?’ I spent my $20. That was my first piece of the game.”

But not his last. Chaulk moved on from Presley and decided to focus on Gretzky. If game-used sticks were available, he wanted them from the Great One.

Chaulk now has more than 100 sticks that once hit the ice in Gretzky’s hands: Titans, Eastons, wood and aluminum. They cover his entire career _ from the 1977 world juniors to his last NHL game on April 18, 1999, with the New York Rangers.

The final step in Chaulk’s full-blown collector’s bug came in 2005, when a major Gretzky collection hit the block.

“I saw, in one single auction, the amount of stuff that can surface from a single player. That was the turning point for me. I knew I wanted to collect game-worn equipment and that would be my focus.”

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