Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Time: 109 Days
Item Sent: 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee, 1981-82 Topps, 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee, 1991-92 Score Canadian
Item Received: 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee, 1981-82 Topps, 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee, 1991-92 Score Canadian. All signed in blue Sharpie.
Gordie Roberts was a North Stars mainstay during my introductory years as a hockey fan. He joined the likes of Craig Hartsburg and Curt Giles to form one of the most professional and sound blueline corps in the NHL. After eight years of smart puck-handling and shot-blocking at the Met Center he moved around the league fast and furious until landing in Pittsburgh, where he won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1992 and 1993 (the first one, of course, won at his old Bloomington stomping grounds against the North Stars).