Saturday, April 14, 2012

Al MacInnis

hockey card Al MacInnis

Retired player. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.

Signed insert card.

Pulled from a pack of 2010-11 Artifacts in February 2012.

Al MacInnis won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Stanley Cup MVP in 1989. He also won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman in 1999. He was a First Team All-Star four times and a Second Team All-Star three times.  MacInnis was well known for his 100 mile-per-hour slapshot. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

Considering all that--plus that I grew up watching MacInnis--this is one heck of a cool autograph to get in a pack of cards. Notice how nice MacInnis' autograph looks--an every-letter signature and his number in blue Sharpie marker. So much nicer than the usual squiggle most players give nowadays.

1 comment:

Sébastian Hell said...

He was my favourite defenseman of the 80s/90s (Chelios was a close second).