Thursday, November 3, 2016

Philippe Cornet Autograph Jersey Card

As I had predicted when I wrote about Philippe Cornet a year and a half ago, the Québec-born left winger has resorted to pursuing his hockey career in Europe; he currently has 4 goals and 6 penalty minutes in 6 games with the Finnish League's Hämeenlinnan Pallokerho, who stand in fourth place (out of 15 teams).

He spent last season playing with the Stavanger Oilers in Norway, scoring 23 goals with 22 assists for 45 points in 50 games, leading his team to the GET-ligaen championship.

I used to pull cards of his in nearly every set by Panini a couple of years ago, including this one, which looks great:
That's card #123 from the 2012-13 Prime collection, numbered 75/249 and part of the Prime Rookies sub-set. It features no less than four event-worn jersey swatches and an on-card signature in blue sharpie, along with a mention that it is his Rookie Card.

The gold-plated foil everywhere on the card makes me think Donald Trump designed it, which would explain why border-crossing Cornet has been exiled to Europe.

It shows him wearing the Edmonton Oilers' classic blue (now-home) uniform. The Oilers are doing great this year, finally fulfilling all the promises their fans had been hearing for the past decade. All it took was Connor McDavid and Cam Talbot...

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