Figured this week was a good one to feature a Bruins card for my Signature Sundays post, after the team's dramatic Game 3 win last night in the Stanley Cup Finals. For this week's autographed card we've got fan favorite, Marc Savard!
With the Flames he really blossomed, and developed into a solid player who showed flashes of his OHL brilliance. Calgary later dealt him to the Atlanta Thrashers (RIP) where, over the course of 3+ seasons sandwiched around the NHL lockout, Marc finally realized his full potential and became one of the elite players in the league. He put up 196 points in 184 games in his time with Atlanta, including a career-best 97 points in his final season down south.
When Savard became a free agent following the 2005-06 season, the Bruins signed him to a four-year contract, and he immediately became one of their top offensive threats. He wound up scoring at better than point-per-game pace in over 300 games in Boston. I saw this guy play in person many, many times over those few years with the Bruins, and I can attest to the fact that he was one of the premier set-up men in the game for a while there.
Marc, now officially retired, never skated in an NHL game again after his age 33 season. Had things broken differently he might have had a borderline HOF career. As it stand, you can grab his autographed cards for around an Abraham Lincoln. I'll always remember Marc as a thrilling player to watch, and I'm happy to have him represented in my autograph collection.
Cards from Canada - This past weekend's Signature Sundays post was brought to you by my longtime hobby buddy Douglas, who blogs at Sportscards from the Dollar Store. As I ind...