Time for the year's first Signature Sundays post. Today, in the wake of some really great news, we're returning to a set that I featured a couple of weeks back, 2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures. I've already shown off the Pat Verbeek auto, but he's not the only Hartford Whaler on the checklist. Next up we have Ulf Samuelsson:
All of that being said, he was a core member of Hartford's defensive unit for many, many years, including during my first years as a Whalers fan. Because of that I've wanted to pick up an auto for some time, and I'm grateful that Panini made that possible. Like the Verbeek this card has a really great in-game action photo. What I love most about the card is the signature itself though. Ulf was clearly very enthusiastic about getting an autographed card, that is one of the largest on-card autos I've seen. The 'F' in Ulf goes right off the bottom border of the card, I love it!
Well, that's all for today. Enjoy your NFL playoff football, and soon NHL hockey again!
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