Monday, August 20, 2012

1,000 Point NHL Player Autographs - #66 Henri Richard

The Pocket Rocket!

Although he never received the press which his older brother received, Henri was the one who crossed the 1,000 NHL point plateau. Maurice 'The Rocket' Richard finished his career only 35 points short of that distinction.

Henri Richard won 11 Stanley Cups, more than any other player in NHL history. Only one other athlete in North American professional sports has won 11 championships - Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics.

Richard was named captain of the Montreal Canadiens in 1971 and always wore the number 16 which was retired in 1975 by the Canadiens in his honour. Henri was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 with 358 goals and 688 assists for 1,046 points in 1,256 games.

From 2001-02 Topps Heritage comes this hard-signed auto of Henri Richard. Although Richard has autos in various products, it is often hard to get his signature without paying a reasonable amount. This is also one of the few Topps autograph cards in my collection.

1 comment:

Chuck's Used Cards said...


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1993 Classic Four-Sport *
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