We're back this week with another autographed card from the set that started it all for me on the hockey side of the house, 1989-90 Topps/O-Pee-Chee!
This "Super Break Certified" Calle Johansson is my latest example, at $2.50 with free shipping courtesy of eBay. While he may be a name that modern fans of the game don't instantly recognize (unless they happen to collect junk-wax-era hockey cards), Calle carved out a lengthy 17-year career manning the blue line at the NHL level. He may never have been the top defenseman on a Capitals team that had some great ones over the years (Scott Stevens, Rod Langway, Al Iafrate to name just a few), but he was an integral part of the team for a decade and a half nonetheless. They don't keep you around that long unless you're providing real value.
For the first time I tallied these up earlier this morning, and I'm now up to 17 autographed 1989-90 hockey cards in my small sub-collection. For those who are curious, I've started a Google Photos album to keep track of them as I (hopefully) get more over time. You can see the current set of 17 here.
Have you ever started a collection of autographed cards from a particular set? If so I'd love to hear about your experience in the comments. Thanks as always for stopping by, and enjoy your Sunday!
MASONIC MONDAY: Let's drive this thang! Plus the almost daily FREE card giveaway! - *The winner Friday night was TDK, between RJ and him they have taken six of the last eight, WOW!* *Now on to the post. It is a very short one.* ...
I've built autographed sets before, but they were of the pack pulled variety. I do have a bunch of 1986 Topps baseball cards I've collected that were obtained by people (either TTM or IP... or I guess possibly forged). I just like the way that design looks with an autograph.
The only 89/90 OPC hockey card that I have signed is my PSA/DNA slabbed Sakic rookie. It's pretty much the centerpiece to my Sakic PC (which I still haven't shown off on my website or blog). Maybe one of these days.
Pretty nice group of 17 cards there!
I've only got a dozen or so autographed cards in my entire collection, but a few of them are from the 2012-13 Panini Classics hockey set, so I guess that counts.
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