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, March 11, 2014
Sidney Crosby...sort of.
Back in 2005-06, Upper Deck came out with the resurrected Parkhurst brand. Included in the set was a series of Season Highlight cards focusing on then rookie star Sidney Crosby. The base set was also accompanied by a parallel set #'d out of 100 featuring facsimile autographs.
This card features Sid the Kid along with his auto and commemorates him becoming the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points. I wasn't going to include this on my auto blog at all because it isn't a real autograph. But because of it's limited production and popularity on the secondary market, I figured it was the next best thing to a real one (WHICH ONE DAY I WILL HAVE).