Sunday, August 24, 2014

Signature Sundays - Miracle on Ice (and Bonus HOFers)

Back to the Panini Classics Signatures well again this week, I've got a Montreal Canadien and a couple of Bruins...

A couple of Norris Trophies, a Conn Smythe, quite a few Stanley Cup Championships and enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.  I'm certainly glad to add Larry Robinson's autograph to my hockey card collection.  This card, like the other two I'll show today, wasn't released when 2012-13 Classics Signatures hit the shelves, but was instead held back and included in the 2013-14 Contenders release.


Next up is a great photograph of Miracle on Ice goaltender Jim Craig.  He didn't have a long or particularly remarkable NHL career but I feel like this is a significant addition to my hockey card collection due to that one February day in 1980.  Besides, you have to love that mask.


One of the premier setup men in the league during his prime, Oates was finally selected for Hall of Fame induction in 2012.  He's 17th all-time in regular season points, ahead of guys like Lafleur and even Brett Hull.  For a lengthy period of time in the early '90s he was getting his name on the score sheet more frequently than any player not named Gretzky.  He doesn't quite have the same weight with collectors as the other players in his scoring class, as is evidenced by the fact that this card cost me just $10.  Maybe it's lack of post-season success.

Not a bad trio this week, two Hall-of-Famers and the goaltender from the Miracle on Ice game.  Easy to see why I'm such a fan of this set...

3 comments:

Dave H said...

As always, another superb trio! Great job.

Hackenbush said...

Not bad at all.

shoeboxlegends said...

Thanks guys, appreciate the comments as always!

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