Totday we will take a look at Mike Richter, Number 35.
Mike Richter had his number retired on February 4, 2004. Richter is only one of two players to spend his entire NHL career exclusively with the New York Rangers, the other player being Rod Gilbert who we profiled earlier. At the time of Richter’s retirement he was the all-time winningest goaltender in New York Rangers franchise history.
What is not consist an is his actual signature. It can vary quite a bit which can serve as a point of frustration. Even within the same signing session for a specific card his signature can look very different from card to card. It was one of the factors in my selection of autograph, a 2012-13 Panini Classics Signatures. There were plenty of these signed so I had the ability to consent rat on finding a version of his autograph that appealed to me.
I liked the entire line of 2012-13 Panini Classics, so its no coincidence the autograph cards had the attributes I look for, a nice sized photo and a clear area for a bold signature.
The back of the card has plenty going on. Not a requirement in my book but a bonus.
Next time I’ll cover the Ranger who helped bring the Cup back to the Garden after 54 years, Mark Messier.