Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Paul Postma Autograph Card

Paul Postma hasn't had an easy season. He suited up for his 18th consecutive game on Sunday, but it was only his 23rd contest of the season; he had been a healthy scratch for the first 14 games of the year before playing in a lone game and being held on the press box for more.

And in 23 games, he barely averages more than 11 minutes per.

We're a far cry from 2012-13, when he played in 34 of 48 games and averaging 15 minutes per; he averaged 16 the following year, but blood clot issues limited him to 20 games.

I haven't watched the Winnipeg Jets as much as I would have liked this year, but I find it hard to believe that he's playing so little. I mean, sure, he's lanky and can drop the puck once in a while, and he'll never be as physical as some would have thought his 6'3" frame would have allowed, but if Patrice Brisebois carved out a 19-year career for himself, I thought Postma could as well.

Perhaps he just needs a new opportunity elsewhere - or better yet, an expansion.

Still, here he is wearing the #38 jersey he had in his first couple of seasons (first with the Atlanta Thrashers, then the Jets), on card #RE-PP from Upper Deck's 2011-12 SP Game-Used Edition collection and Rookie Exclusives sub-set:
It's numbered 28/100 and features an on-sticker blue-sharpied autograph, and shows him in the Jets' white (away) uniform.

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