Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.
Autograph obtained in person on July 21, 2012.
Tony Esposito played 15 seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks (1969-1984), had his jersey number (35) retired and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Every year, he is a guest at the Chicago Blackhawks Convention, but the only way to get his signature is via a lottery. This year, I was lucky and was able to get an item signed. After careful consideration, I decided to get my 1981-82 Topps "Super Action" card of Tony-O autographed. I now have 96 out of 196 possible cards signed.
Tony-O loves talking with the fans and takes his time when signing autographs. He also is a sharp dresser--the only player (former or current) to wear a three-piece suit at the Convention.