Saturday, July 20, 2013

Nicklas Lidstrom Swatch Card

You've got to give to receive... and this trade would have sent shockwaves all around the NHL had it been done in real life: A Raymond Bourque (sporting a Colorado Avalanche uniform) swatch card for this one of Nicklas Lidstrom:
The best defenseman of each of their eras, though Lidstrom was far more dominating. The card is from Panini's 2012-13 Certified (card #FOG-NLI of the Fabric Of The Game sub-set) and has him pictured in the Detroit Red Wings' white (away) uniform, with matching swatch.

It is serial-numbered 111/299. I would have preferred number 2 (his jersey number), or 222, but the gift-horse's mouth looked pretty good nonetheless.

The first (and only) European captain of a Stanley Cup championship team and perennial Norris trophy winner will soon be a lock as a first-ballot Hall Of Famer... I'll need another card to commemorate his induction!

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