Saturday, September 22, 2012

1,000 Point NHL Player Autographs - #52 Mike Bossy

It's almost hard to comprehend how good Mike Bossy was.

Ranking 52nd on the list of all-time NHL scorers, Bossy only played 752 games yet scored 1,126 points (573 goals, 553 assists). He also added another 85 goals and 75 assists in 129 playoff games while winning four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders. He was the ultimate goal scorer, scoring at a rate which made him the highest goals-per-game average career scorer in the modern era with .762 goals per game.

Mike Bossy scored 50+ goals in each of his ten seasons except for the final season when he scored 38 goals in only 63 games. He retired at the age of 30 due to back problems and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 when he was only 34 years of age.

In addition, he remains one of only five players to score 50 goals in 50 games.

With a stylish autograph, there's no reason to only have one of them in my collection. The first two cards (In The Game's 2004-05 Heroes and Prospects, 2005-06 Upper Deck SP Game-Used auto/jersey /75) contain sticker autographs of the mythical scorer. However, from 2004-05 Upper Deck Legendary Signatures comes a nice hard-signed autograph of the New York Islanders legend.

A class individual, Mike Bossy had the bad luck of playing during Wayne Gretzky's time. He never got the amount of recognition that he deserved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And the Canucks wouldn't draft him out of Junior because "all he could do was score"

Great player...great auto