It's been a while since I got in a Signature Sundays post, so let's squeeze one in on the last day of March here. It's a pretty significant one too, my latest '92-93 Fleer Ultra buyback courtesy of Fleer Showcase!
I couldn't help myself though, what a fantastic autograph of arguably the most successful hockey player to hail from the United States. I'm a bit obsessed with these Ultra buybacks that Upper Deck included in their Fleer Showcase product a couple of years back as it is, and on top of that I had never managed to acquire a Modano autograph for my hockey collection. I've had a saved eBay search for these for a couple of years now and had never seen a Modano auto surface prior to this one, and with just 25 copies in existence who knows when I'd run into one again.
I love that Mike went big and bold with the autograph here, and placed it in a perfect spot on the card to really enhance its legibility. Modano had an amazing career, and is probably the most popular Minnesota North Star/Dallas Stars player in franchise history. He helped bring the franchise its first Stanley Cup, and was a perennial All-Star. He still has the most career goals and most career points of any player born in the United States. His 1,374 career points have him in the top 25 in the history of the league (though Crosby and Ovechkin may well bump him just outside that range within the next couple of seasons).
Chris Chelios, Nick Lidstrom, Mark Messier, Jaromir Jagr and Teemu Selanne in my collection!
Coming up later this week I've got a couple of incoming trade packages that include some buybacks, some brand new Red Sox cards, and even an autograph. Until then, thanks for stopping by as always!
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