Great story from KARE 11: U of M alum collects more than half a century's worth of sports programs, clippings


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Nov 11, 2008
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per KARE 11:

There are a number of ways to reminisce. For William "Bill" Sampson, 80, it can fill a room.
"I'm a crazy collector," said Sampson of Brooklyn Center.

Since he was little, Sampson has been collecting treasures. It started with stamps, bottle caps and baseball cards. But those were all preludes to his most prized collections.

Sampson left Ottertail in 1959 to attend the University of Minnesota. He started going to the football games and never stopped. From 1959-2015, Sampson only missed three home games. For every game gone to, he's held on to the program.

"I started collecting them and once I got started, I didn't want to break the chain," said Sampson, laughing. "So I just kept going."

Go Gophers!!

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