Monday, May 30, 2016

Adam Graves Autographed Card

It's the Stanley Cup Final, so I thought I could start the week with a card of Adam Graves, a two-time winner with the 1990 Edmonton Oilers and 1994 New York Oilers Rangers:
It's card #84 from Pro Set's flagship (and initial) 1990-91 Series 1 collection, showing him wearing the Oilers' classic blue (then-away) uniform, with the 1990 Cup Final patch. This pencils him in as #12 in my Oilers Numbers Project as well.

A winner of the Bill Masterton Trophy and the King Clancy, the Rangers retired the one-time All-Star's #9 uniform, both proof positive that his time with the team was memorable and that the team probably over-values its Cup-winning team a tad too much.

He scored 280 goals and had 507 points in 772 games in Manhattan, for a total of 329 goals, 287 assists and 616 points in 1152 regular-season NHL games, plus another 65 points in 125 playoff games.

Not necessarily jersey-retiring numbers, but extremely solid nonetheless.

I got this card in a trade that was nearly a year in the making, with my sending ten Ottawa Senators signed cards (a lot of them of Curtis Lazar and Matt Puempel) for cards I'll be featuring in the coming week.

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