Sunday, September 15, 2013

Signature Sundays - Serge Savard

Just one autograph today for my Signature Sundays post, but I thought this one was significant enough that it deserved to be highlighted on its own.  I've shown a ton of autographs from the 2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures hockey set in recent months, but few of them have been Hall-of-Famers.  Milt Schmidt, Denis Savard, and last week's Bernie Federko card put my tally at three, and today's card is my fourth HOF auto from the set:

Serge Savard is certainly considered one of the all-time great Montreal Canadiens.  He played on a staggering 8 Stanley Cup championship teams in 17 seasons with Montreal.  The Canadiens won the Cup in each of his first two seasons with the club, and he became the first defenseman to capture the Conn Smythe trophy in just his second year.  He'd remain with the team through their amazing run in the '70s before finishing out his career with the Jets.

Savard was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1986, and his number has been retired by Montreal.  He's remained involved with the team and was GM for the Canadiens' Stanley Cup wins in 1986 and 1993.

This one makes 28 2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures autos and counting...
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