Yes I typed it right. Matt Cooke. Why? Why you ask? Even I don't have the answer to that. My favourite player was Dan Coutier at the time and I was also a big fan of Bertuzzi. Deep inside though I must have wanted a Matt Cooke hockey card.
The card was given to me later by aunt and this is what it looked like:
Okay so it's obviously an autographed hockey card from the Stadium Club set. I don't know much about the set but after searching through my Beckett a year back or so I couldn't find an autographed Matt Cooke card that was listed.
The back doesn't say "you have received a certified autograph of Matt Cooke" so this leads me to believe that I (or should I say my aunt) bought a TTM/IP autograph.
If I were to go back in time, I wouldn't have bought this card. Not because it's Matt Cooke but because the fact it's most likely a TTM. TTM'ing is something that should never be sold, period. I would accept it in a trade IF I know the other person and their usual intentions with TTM's.
I guess now the deed has been done and there is nothing left to do but enjoy it. It is the signature of an NHL right, so why not enjoy it?
If you want a good laugh, read the write up on Cookie on the back of the card. Apparently he has a tendency to "avoid foolish penalties". *SIGH* How times have changed.
So what do you think about this card? Am I missing something here, is it a TTM or Certified? What are your views on buying and/or trading TTM's or IP AUTO's?
GO NUCKS GO!