In honor of Milt Schmidt's 94th birthday, here's the most recent addition to my steadily growing Schmidt collection:
Nice looking card huh? This is my third Milt Schmidt auto, but unlike my first two, this time Milt signed his #15 as well as his Hockey Hall-of-Fame induction year! This one's also different in that it's my first autographed card where Milt is featured as a coach rather than a player. I'd have to say this is my favorite of the three.
I've always been fond of the 1994-95 Parkhurst tall boy cards, and I love this shot of Milt in his coach's garb and skates. I had this card on my watch list on eBay for months, but the seller's asking price was just too high. Finally, after I wore him down with a few offers over time, he cracked and I added this to my collection for around $20. Here's a better look at the front:
The autograph is placed really well and Milt certainly filled up plenty of the card with nice large print. On a side note, if I could find one of those Bruins sweaters today I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
I've picked up one other Schmidt card recently, which I hope to show here soon...
Happy 94th Milt!!!
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