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After a while I pretty much stopped checking in, though this redemption was always on the back of my mind and I was almost reaching the point of kicking myself for rolling the dice on it. Then one day, about a month ago, I found a bubble mailer from Upper Deck in the mailbox after work. Bingo!
I could not be happier with the card, and this is certainly a case of patience paying off. With this purchase I added an autograph of one of my all-time favorite hockey players to my collection. Behold!
I've wanted an autograph of Jagr for a long while, but pickings are slim when it comes to certified autos and what is out there tends to sell for decent coin. Understandable given that Jagr has racked up more points in his career than anyone not named Gretzky!
When I learned of the existence of this '92-93 Fleer Ultra buyback auto in the 2016-17 Fleer Showcase set I knew it was the one I wanted. This set came right in my heyday of childhood collecting, and I have fond memories of this exact card. The Pens were coming off their back-to-back Stanley Cup championships when this card was issued, and Jagr was one of the hottest names in the hobby. It turns out those would be the only two Stanley Cups Jaromir would win, at least to date.