Friday, March 23, 2012

Dennis O'Brien

Sent: 1/27/12
Received: 3/13/12
Time: 46 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1973-74 Topps, 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee, 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee
Item Received: 1973-74 Topps, 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee, 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee.  All signed and personalized in black gel pen.

Dennis O'Brien, by all accounts, was one of the roughest and toughest North Stars of the '70s.  Though he only had modest point totals, he was a solid puck mover.  His asset was his physical defensive play, though.  He annually was among the North Stars' leaders in penalty minutes and fights and became a fan favorite.  Along with the kind personalization on each of these cards, he included a great hand-written note mentioning his fondest memories came as a North Star and expressing disappointment at the "bad trades and bad decisions" that led to the team's downfall in the middle of the decade.

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