I've got another 1989-90 Topps/O-Pee-Chee hockey autograph to share with you this week. It goes particularly well with the Rod Langway I featured a couple of weeks ago, as it's also a 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee buyback auto, and like the Langway features not only a Washington Capital but also a HOFer!
Dino carved out a very impressive and lengthy career with the North Stars, Capitals and Red Wings before winding things down with a few seasons in the state of Florida between the Lightning and the Panthers. He amassed 600+ goals and 1,200 points along the way. Ciccarelli was a controversial figure both on and off the ice, and always seemed to me to be one of those guys you hated unless he was playing for the team you happen to root for.
Despite his impressive point totals, Ciccarelli didn't get the "call to the Hall" until 8 years after he was first eligible. Many people attribute this to his on and off-ice legal troubles, but eventually talent won out and he was enshrined.
I'm always on the lookout for additional '89-90 Topps or O-Pee-Chee autographs, if you have any available or get a lead on any please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, as always!
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