NZ Warriors' breakout NRL campaign has provided unforeseen benefits for self-proclaimed jerseyhunter Luca Bosch.
The Auckland-based club has clinched its first post-season appearance since 2018 and can seal a home playoff game with victory over St George Dragons on Friday at Go Media Stadium Mt Smart.
As the Warriors bandwagon picks up momentum, Bosch has seen his part-time passion for sports memorabilia also gather steam.
"This is just my hobby," he told AM. "I always say its a hobby on steroids.
"The busier I get, the crazier things get for me. A lot of people who have a hobby and a passion seem to find time to do what they're into.
"While it's a lot of time, it doesn't feel like work, because I enjoy it."
Bosch maintains a small, but select personal collection, but takes most pleasure from searching out jerseys for clients.
"I've restricted my collection down quite a bit to only a few particular items and I just find pleasure in helping others find the items they're after. It's quite fun to get all different items in and out - replicas, matchworn, anything that interests me and the buyer really."
Among his collection he claims to have the 2005 debut jersey of Warriors legend and former captain Simon Mannering.
AM newsreader Nicky Styris has quizzed Bosch on his interest in cricket keepsakes, hoping to flog off some old shirts belonging to former Blackcap husband Scott Styris. Bosch admits other collectors are more interested in cricket than him.
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