Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Milt!

In honor of Milt Schmidt's 94th birthday, here's the most recent addition to my steadily growing Schmidt collection:

Nice looking card huh? This is my third Milt Schmidt auto, but unlike my first two, this time Milt signed his #15 as well as his Hockey Hall-of-Fame induction year! This one's also different in that it's my first autographed card where Milt is featured as a coach rather than a player. I'd have to say this is my favorite of the three.

I've always been fond of the 1994-95 Parkhurst tall boy cards, and I love this shot of Milt in his coach's garb and skates. I had this card on my watch list on eBay for months, but the seller's asking price was just too high. Finally, after I wore him down with a few offers over time, he cracked and I added this to my collection for around $20. Here's a better look at the front:

The autograph is placed really well and Milt certainly filled up plenty of the card with nice large print. On a side note, if I could find one of those Bruins sweaters today I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

I've picked up one other Schmidt card recently, which I hope to show here soon...

Happy 94th Milt!!!


Hackenbush said...

Very cool!

shoeboxlegends said...

Thanks Hackenbush!

1967ers said...

94 years old. That's amazing. Very cool to have it signed directly on the card.

I remember when these came out. It was the year after the "missing link" set for '56-67 and was supposed to represent what they'd have made had they not quit after '63-64. I bought half a dozen packs, but never finished it.

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