Thursday, December 27, 2012

1,000 Point NHL Player Autographs - #22 Brett Hull

The Golden Brett!

Son of the great Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet and fellow 1,000+ point scorer, Brett Hull was one of the reasons that the hockey card collecting craze took off in the early 1990's. Everyone wanted the 1988-89 O-Pee-Chee rookie card of Brett Hull.

His career total of 741 goals is the third highest in NHL history and he is one of five players to score 50 goals in 50 games. He was a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams (Dallas and Detroit) and is a past winner of the Hart and Lady Byng trophies.

With 1,391 points (741 goals, 650 assists) in 1,269 games, there is no doubt that Brett Hull was a premier sniper in the NHL. Hull even added another 103 goals in 202 playoff games.

Brett Hull currently serves as the Dallas Stars executive vice president and alternate governor.

I was lucky enough to pull a hard-signed autograph of Brett Hull from 2011-12 Upper Deck Parkhurst Champions. However, that card was a short-print and it was a no-brainer to sell it on eBay for $200+. Using some of the proceeds (about $20), I acquired this 2011-12 Panini Private Signings hard-signed autograph card of Hull in his classic St. Louis Blues uniform only days after I sold the high priced short-print.


S├ębastian Hell said...

Ha! Awesome use of a high-priced card to replace it with something just as dear to your heart (and collection/project) while pulling a profit.

TheIronLung said...

Thanks! I've done it a few times... in the grand scheme, it's the autograph I want... rarity, whatever!