Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ken Linseman Autograph Card

I couldn't make it a month of tough guys, tough teams and pests without including the "top" pest of my lifetime, "The Rat", Ken Linseman.

Linseman spent two seasons of his prime with the Edmonton Oilers (1982-84, winning a Stanley Cup in the process), as well as his penultimate season (1990-91), with a five-and-a-half-year stint with the Boston Bruins tacked in the middle, culminating in another Cup Final appearance (1988).

He also spent significant time with the Philadelphia Flyers (1979-82 and 29 games in 1989-90), with another Cup Final in 1980. He retired after playing two games with the insignificant Toronto Maple Leafs in 1991-92...

Here he is wearing the Oilers' classic blue (then-away) uniform, from Upper Deck's 2013-14 Edmonton Oilers collection (on card #FI-CH of the Franchise Ink sub-set):
It features a blue-sharpied on-sticker autograph of perhaps the most despised players of the 1980s.

Of course, he's the ideal representative of #13 in my Oilers Numbers Project...

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