Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kelly Hrudey

Sent: 4/19/11
Received: 5/13/11
Time: 24 Days
Address: c/o CBC Toronto
Item Sent: 1985-86 Topps, 1990-91 Upper Deck, 1991-92 Score Canadian
Item Received: 1985-86 Topps, 1990-91 Upper Deck, 1991-92 Score Canadian.  All signed in black Sharpie.

Kelly Hrudey was a solid (if unspectacular) goaltender for 14 NHL seasons, most notably for Gretzky's L.A. Kings.  In hindsight, there could not have been a more perfect goalie for that team.  With his mullet and bandana, he exuded early '90s Hollywood.  He helped the Kings to their only Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 1993 and spent three more years in L.A. before finishing his career up the coast in San Jose.  He is now best known as an analyst for Hockey Night in Canada.  In addition to signing these cards, Mr. Hrudey included a brief note thanking me for my letter. 

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