Recently, I made a significant purchase for my Pittsburgh Penguins Collection. I found a seller who was unloading a bunch of Penguins cards, and when I combined an itchy trigger finger along with a lack of Ebay self-control, I found myself the new owner of 16 phenomenal cards of Pittsburgh Penguins Players. I didn't want to just unload them all on one post, so I decided to stretch it out to 14, mostly just because I wanted to use the word "fortnight" in the title.
Anyway, here's today's "Fortnight" card:
2011-12 The Cup Mario Lemieux Stanley Cup Signatures 32/50
My second autograph of Lemieux comes from Upper Deck The Cup, and belongs to the same set as the Ron Francis/Paul Coffey card I posted a few days ago. It also comes one year after the Jordan Staal Stanley Cup Signatures card, but I like the 2011-12 version much better. I don't need all of the foiling that was used on the Staal, and instead, prefer this much more simple design. To me, high-end doesn't need all of the extra stuff on it. Give me a colorful card, that makes the signature the star, and I'm a happy collector. This one was smart, in that it gave lots of space to the signature, while still giving space for a full-colored player image.