Baseball card blog focusing on 1971 Topps, cards of catchers and the Colorado Rockies, sometimes drifting of into other areas or sports.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Mark Recchi: Bruins Stanley Cup Auto
While I am not a huge fan of unlicensed cards, In The Game is an example of a company doing it right. The newest Bruins auto to the collection is Mark Recchi from the recently released "Lord Stanley's Mug" high-end set. The scan doesn't really do this card justice, it is a lot nicer in person with an on-card auto on foil stock. The only other two Recchi autos with Boston were redemptions that I don't think were ever made so I was pretty excited to see this card made 3 years after he retired. This is actually one of three Recchi autographs in the set, one for each Cup team he was on.
Recchi came to Boston at the end of the 2008-2009 season and stayed for two more seasons, winning the Cup in his final season, playing in 25 playoffs games with 5 goals and 14 points.