Tuesday, March 5, 2013

1,000 Point NHL Player Autographs - #2 Mark Messier

The Moose or The Messiah.

Regardless of his nickname, his resume speaks volumes.

Mark Messier is considered one of the greatest NHL players of all time. He is second on the all-time career lists for regular season points, playoff points (295) and regular season games played (1,756). He won six Stanley Cups and is the only player to captain two different professional teams to championships.

With 1,887 points (694 goals, 1,193 assists), Messier ranks only second to Wayne Gretzky in career scoring. Inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007, Messier was awarded the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2013.

Although Messier scored the 2nd most points in NHL history and won two Hart Trophies, he never won a scoring title during his career.

From 2007-08 Upper Deck The Cup comes this Stanley Cup Signatures /25 hard-signed autograph card of Mark Messier. I personally pulled this card from my only tin of The Cup that season and it remains the only Messier autograph in my collection. Definitely a great one to have.

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