Welcome to The Real DFG's Pittsburgh Penguin Autograph Project. My goal is to eventually try and get at least one autograph of every player to lace up the skates in an NHL game for the Pittsburgh Penguins. It could have been for one game or 700 games, I will add them. Occasionally I may post cards of former players in their new team uniforms. While the goal is to get autos in Pens uni's, it isn't always possible. Since the team has been in existence since 1967, the list is pretty large. Last I checked, it was somewhere in the range of 624 different players. Currently, I sit at about 100 autographs (with some duplication). Enjoy the posts.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
At any rate, this is my second Vitale auto. This comes from the 2011-12 Panini Contenders Calder Contenders set and is serial numbered out of /800. I picked this one up about a year ago. I can't remember where though. I think it might have come from a show out of a discount autograph box from a dealer table but I could be wrong.
DJ Joe has been a versatile player for the Pens, moving from center to right wing. With this being only his second full season, he has progressed from centering the fourth line, to right wing on the second line, to filling in on the top line with Kunitz and Crosby.
Vitale has 165 cards out there to date with most of them being serial numbered. 56 of them are also autographed.