Monday, February 6, 2012

Matt Duchene Jersey Card

For a guy who went third overall at the 2009 draft (behind John Tavares and Victor Hedman), Matt Duchene is carving out quite a career for himself. He is already the youngest player in Colorado Avalanche history to reach 100 points (beating out my all-time favourite player Joe Sakic, who spent an extra year at the junior level), and youngest ever to lead the team in scoring, the following season.

This season, he hasn't played since December 29th because of an injury, but he did gather 24 points in 39 games, including his very first career hat trick on November 4th.

This card is #AF-MD in Upper Deck's 2010-11 SP Game-Used set, and what I like about it the most isn't the unusually big swatch but the fact that it is numbered #1/100... that's right, I got the very first chunk of tissue tagged onto a card from this jersey, for this season. Everything about this card screams ''Awesome''!

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