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Last week Upper Deck attended the 2011 Fall Sports Card & Collectibles Expo in Toronto. We had a lot of fun interacting with customers and watching them pull great cards or assisting them with adding a great piece of memorabilia to their collection. Adjacent to the Upper Deck booth was the autograph pavilion where fans could get autographs of NHL legends like Ray Bourque, Doug Gilmour and Gordie Howe to name a few.
While Upper Deck currently has an exclusive deal for signatures with Gordie Howe, it does not extend to memorabilia. We watched as Mr. Hockey himself signed a variety of memorabilia items for fans as we went about our work at the booth. And then I saw something that made me scratch my head. This progression of pictures will take you through what I witnessed.
While this may not be the weirdest thing Gordie Howe has ever signed, it has got to be up there in my opinion. It certainly does make a unique collectible however, until the first time he spills something on that chair…