Continuing on with the final four hits from my 2015 Leaf Best of Hockey case break, we start with some vintage goodness.
Unfortunately, it wasn't vintage greatness.
From 1960-61 Parkhurst comes this PSA Graded 7 card of Hall of Famer Alex Delvecchio. Although a great player in his day, this card is from about 600 games into his career. His rookie was much earlier... 1951-52 Parkhurst. It's a nice grade on a vintage card but this card will be hitting eBay as it doesn't really fit into my collection.
From 2007-08 Upper Deck Fleer Ultra comes this BGS Graded 9.5 short-print Ice Medallion rookie card of Jonathan Toews numbered to /100. Captain Serious is one of the best in the game and this card is almost perfect. Although I really like the card, I think another collector would appreciate it much more than I would... so it will be put up for auction as well.
From 2012-13 Panini Crown Royale comes this Silhouette Materials Signature card of Mario Lemieux. One of the greatest to play the game, the scan doesn't do the card justice. It's never a bad day when I add another Lemieux hard-signed autograph to my personal collection.
And the final hit.
The big hit.
And the hit that was perfect for me to get...
From 1986-87 O-Pee-Chee comes this PSA Graded 9 rookie card of Patrick Roy. My favourite player on my favourite team as I grew up, this is one heck of a pull. I already have two Patrick Roy rookie cards in my collection... one that my mother bought for me as a birthday present in 1991.... and one that I pulled from an unopened pack a few years ago at the Sports Card Expo in Toronto. This card, my first graded Patrick Roy rookie card, will stay with me forever! :)