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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Panini Redemption Redeemed: 2013-14 Select Andrew Shaw Youth Explosion

Four months after pulling this redemption from an early box of 2013-14 Panini Select, I finally have this Andrew Shaw autograph in my hands. It comes from the Youth Explosion insert set, which focuses on the game's up-and-coming players and has a sticker autograph affixed to the card surface.

Shaw is mostly known as the guy with the stitched-up face in the 2013 Stanley Cup finals. He was sliced open with an opponent's stick in the first period of Game 6 and returned, with stitches, in the second. When he hoisted the Cup at the end of the game, his wound was still bleeding, and it was alter revealed that he also played in the finals with a broken rib. During the off-season, he auctioned off those stitches, and raised $6,500, which was donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Now THAT'S the face of a hockey player!


  1. And you didn't put my address in for the redemption? Could have saved yourself some postage. :)

    1. Don't worry. I'm sure it'll be heading your way at some point in the near future.