Friday, May 6, 2011
Time: 8 Days
Item Sent: 1979-80 Topps, 1984-85 Topps, 1991-92 Score Canadian, 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee
Item Received: 1979-80 Topps, 1984-85 Topps, 1991-92 Score Canadian, 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee. All signed in black Sharpie.
I'm so stoked about this one! Larry Robinson is one of the great hockey players of all-time -- a dominant defenseman who won the Stanley Cup six times as a player and once as a coach. It's a pretty amazing feeling anytime you can get a Hall of Famer's signature for free in only eight days. But I'm also very happy with the card selection here. On this blog, I don't always discuss my reasons for choosing the cards I send. If you read with any regularity, though, you may know that I am actively pursuing the 1991-92 Score Canadian set, and am casually collecting signed cards from the 1979-80 and 1984-85 Topps/O-Pee-Chee sets. Robinson is one of few players who appeared in all three of those sets. I decided to send four cards, though, after I pulled his "Legend" card from a 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee pack. It's such a great shot of Big Bird in all his hirsute glory. It screams old-time hockey, and is a great compliment to my three set cards.