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AVCO Cup finds a home

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The AVCO Cup has finally found a home.

After bouncing around from closet to closet for the last several years, the crown jewel of the World Hockey Association has landed a starring role in the brand new Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, located in the Sport Manitoba building in the Exchange district.

The cup is now greeting museum-goers in the 1970s exhibit, along with other WHA-era Winnipeg Jets memorabilia.

The Free Press recently got a close up look at the AVCO cup in its new home.

 

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No glove, no (AVCO Cup) love.

Unless you’re a buffoon and touch it with your greasy hands anyway.

There’s a reason why officials at the new Sport Manitoba Hall of Fame decided to put their artifacts – many of them priceless – behind glass. You can inadvertently cause damage just by touching them, according to Andrea Reichert, collections manager.

And if you are lucky enough to handle something, for God's sake, make sure you're wearing protective gloves.

"Even when you have clean hands you still have oil on your hands and you still leave fingerprints," she said. "Particularly on metal, if you leave a fingerprint the only way to get it off is to polish it and when you polish metal, you take a little bit of the metal off. Eventually you get through the plating."

"It’s one of those things you do in a museum, you generally don’t touch things with your bare hands."

 

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