Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Robert Mayer Autograph Card

Possibly my favourite goalie not currently playing in the NHL, Robert Mayer could probably have done as good a job picking up the slack for injured Carey Price as Mike Condon, save perhaps the spectacular 27-save performance at the Winter Classic in his hometown of Boston.

Mayer's presently one of the best goalies in the Swiss league, having played 31 games so far for Genève-Servette Hockey Club, with a 2.50 GAA and .921 save percentage with fellow Montréal Canadiens alumnus Matt D'Agostini and Montrealer Matthew Lombardi.

The team's currently fourth in the league with a 22-11 record, and stands third for goals against (96), behind powerhouses Zurich Lions (89) and Zug EV (90).

My Mayer player collection is pretty huge, and here's another card I added via trade over a year ago, showing him with the Habs' classic bleu-blanc-rouge uniform:
It's card #176 from Panini's 2012-13 Certified collection, the signed insert version of the Freshman Signatures subset which was numbered 841/999 and was signed in blue sharpie on a sticker. I like the silver foil that gives a black-and-white feel to the background which, granted, is hard to see in the scan. It's a terrific card of a terrific guy, whom I wish the best to.

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