The 1989-90 Topps and O-Pee-Chee hockey sets were my first introduction to sports cards way back in the day. I still have fond memories of my dad surprising my brothers and I, who were playing ice hockey at the time, with some packs after work some nights. We'd sit around the kitchen table trading, reading the stats, and organizing our makeshift binders.
I still have that original binder to this day, and here I am almost 30 years later still enjoying sports card collecting. Since the '89-90 hockey sets haven't retained much value, I've picked up complete sets of both the Topps and O-Pee-Chee releases to supplement my original childhood cards. Over the past couple of years though, I've started picking up some autographed cards as well to really put the cherry on top of this part of my collection.
Today I've got the latest HOFer that I've acquired to share with you, the great Lanny McDonald!
I was much too young when I first acquired this card to appreciate Lanny as a player, in fact his pro career came to an end just before I got into the sport. I recall my brothers and I getting a kick out of him though simply because of his uncommon name, because he didn't wear a helmet, and because of his iconic red mustache!
Lanny did a fantastic job with the autograph here, he's got one of the more interesting autographs I've seen penmanship-wise, and this one is big, bold, and on-card. Great stuff.
So there you have it, a nice dose of nostalgia for a Sunday morning. Thanks for stopping by as always. If you appreciate hockey autographs make sure to check in next Sunday, as I've got a real stud to show off!
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