Lot 326. Mario Lemieux Autograph on a Color 8” x 10” Photo. Lemieux’s signature in gold sharpie is nm-m 8 to mint 9 and the nm photo. Ink coverage is incomplete in small areas of the autograph. On the 1998 “Hockey News” list of hockey’s 100 greatest players, Lemieux ranked fourth. Generally, he is among the top five on any such list. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $40
Lot 327. Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby Autographed 8” x 10” Color Photo. These two Pittsburgh Penguins are among the NHL’s all-time point leaders. Lemieux eighth with 1723 points (690 goals and 1033 assists), and Crosby is 15th with 1502 points (550 goals and 952 assists). Lemieux is the only player among the top 35 point leaders to play in fewer than 1,000 games (912). These two superstar centres were teammates during Lemieux’s final NHL season and Crosby’s first. Their autographs are mint 9 to gem mint 10 on the nm-m photo. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $68
Lot 328. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin Autographed 8” x 10” Color Photo. In their 17 seasons as teammates, Crosby and Malkin have contributed to three Stanley Cup championships for the Penguins – in 2009, 2016 and 2017. Crosby is 15th on the NHL’s list of all-time point leaders with 1502 (550 goals and 952 assists), and Malkin is 44th with 1229 (471 goals and 758 assists.). Crosby is an eight-time All-Star who has earned the Art Ross, Hart Memorial and Conn Smythe Trophies twice each and the Ted Lindsay Award three times. Malkin is a seven-time All-Star. His other honors include the Art Ross Trophy twice, and the Calder Memorial, Conn Smythe and Hart Memorial Trophies and the Ted Lindsay Award. The autographs of these Penguins stars are mint 9 to gem mint 10 on an nm-m color photo. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 329. Jaromir Jagr Autographed 8” x 10” Color Photo and a Matt Cooke Signature. Jagr is a Pittsburgh Penguins left winger in this nm+ color photo. He played for Pittsburgh from 1990-91 through 2000-01. His autograph is bold, mint 9 to gem mint 10 with “68,” his uniform number added. The autograph has a slight retrace on the first “J” by Jagr. Almost certainly, Jagr began writing with a defective writing device and replaced it with one that enabled him to apply a strong, sharp signature. Still playing hockey at age 50, Jagr is among the greatest players not in the Hall of Fame. (He is ineligible because he is still playing professional hockey.) He is second on the NHL’s all-time points list, behind only Wayne Gretzky, with 1921 points. He played in the NHL for at least some part of 24 seasons. In 1990, at age 18, he was the NHL’s youngest player. In 2017, at 45, he was the league’s oldest. More recently, he has played in Czechoslovakia, where he is also the team owner. In the NHL, he was a 13-time All-Star, earned the Art Ross Trophy five times, the Lester B. Pearson Award (now the Ted Lindsay Award) three times and the Hart Memorial Trophy once. Matt Cooke’s autograph is gem mint 10 on an nm 8” x 10” color photo. He was a Penguins right winger from 2008-09 through 2012-13. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 330. 7 Signed Photos – 6 by Penguins Including Coffey & Mullen + 1 by Manon Rhéaume. Autographs are on 8” x 10” color photos unless otherwise noted. Joe Mullen was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000, and Paul Coffey, in 2004. In 1992, Rhéaume, a goaltender, became the first woman to play in a professional hockey game. She also was the first woman to play in a major North American pro sports league. Mullen’s autograph is nm 7 on an action photo. He was the first U.S. player to score 500 goals and 1,000 points during his career. Coffey placed an nm-m 8 signature on a 5” x 7” photo. Among NHL defensemen, only Ray Bourque recorded more goals, assists, and points than Coffey. Rheaume’s autograph is a gem mint 10 beauty. The other signatures are by: Patrick Lalime, one gem mint 10 on a glossy photo, and the other, mint 9 to gem mint 10 on a photo in a 1996 news clipping about 7.5” x 8.5”. Playing for Pittsburgh 1996-97, Lalime set a record for the longest unbeaten streak to begin a career – 16 games and a 14-0-2 record – as he substituted for injured Ken Wregget. His success earned him a place on the NHL's All-Rookie Team. Also, Ulf Samuelsson, nm 7 to nm-m 8. And Ken Wregget, mint 9 to gem mint 10. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $35
Lot 331. Hockey Cards Signed by 7 Pittsburgh Penguins – Coffey, Barasso, Stevens, Wregget, Etc. The autograph of Hall of Fame defenseman Paul Coffey is large and strong, nm 7 to nm-m 8, on a relatively dark background of 1990-91 Upper Deck card #124. Phil Bourque autographed card #31 from the same set; his signature is nm-m 8 to mint 9. Four signatures are on 1990 Score cards: Kevin Stevens, #53, nm-m 8 to mint 9; Tom Barasso, #121, nm 8; Ken Wregget, #263 as a Flyer, mint 9 to gem mint 10, and Wendell Young, #298, nm-m 8 to mint. 9. Chris Wells signed 1994 Classic Games Canadian Hockey League card #20, mint 9. Wells played for the Penguins in 1995-96 and then spent several seasons with the Florida Panthers. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $15
Lot 332. Pucks Single-Signed by 4 Pittsburgh Penguins – Jágr, Apps, Aubin and Caron. Jaromír Jágr’s autograph is mint 9 on a 1990s hockey puck made by Trench; the puck is nm. Jágr starred for the Penguins 1990-2001. Generally regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, he trails only Wayne Gretzky in points scored in the NHL. In 2017, he was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history. Syl Apps (Jr.) autographed an ex-m puck with the 1970s Penguins logo; his signature is mint 9. Apps played for the Penguins in eight (1970-78) of his 12 NHL seasons (1970-80). He was one of the team’s first stars, centered a line with Lowell MacDonald and Jean Pronovost, led the team in scoring three times and was selected for the 1975 All-Star Game. He tallied 99 points in the 1975-76 season. A third Penguins puck, this one nm+ and marking 2003 Opening Night, has the nm 7 autograph of Jean-Sebastien Aubin. He played parts of six seasons (1999-2004) for Pittsburgh as a goaltender. The autograph of another goalie, Sebastien Caron, is bold and mint 9 to gem mint 10 on an nm-m Penguins puck. He was with the Penguins from 2002-06. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified.
Minimum Bid $50
Lot 333. Mario Lemieux and Other Pittsburgh Penguins Memorabilia. Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997, Lemieux typically ranks among the top five players on any list of hockey’s all-time greatest. He was with the Penguins for his entire NHL playing career, from 1984-97 and 2000-06. This collection contains 22 Lemieux items: 1. “Mario Lemieux: Over Time” by Chris Goyens and Frank Orr, 2001 hardback, 216 large-format pages, extensively illustrated, near fine book, vg-nf dust jacket. 2. Nm plaque, 14.75” x 12.75”, with a color Lemieux photo and a 1996 Summit card by Pinnacle. 3-7. “Beckett Hockey Monthly,” 5 issues, 3 different, with Lemieux on the cover: Aug. 1992, the Penguins, including Lemieux, celebrate their second straight Stanley Cup title, nm+; Oct. 1996, “Superb, Mario” as Beckett’s first “Player of the Year,” ex+; July 1997, “Farewell, Mario,” 3 copies, nm+, ex and vg. 8-9. “Sports Illustrated” A Tribute: Mario Lemieux Special Commemorative Issue, April 23, 1997, with 96 pages, nm-m. 10-11. “Mario Lemieux: A Tribute,” Collectors Edition from the Penguins, 65 pages, vg+ (cover creases and scuffs, nm pages). 12. Penguins 1992 Commemorative Yearbook, Lemieux cover, “Back to Back Stanley Cup Champions,” 112 pages, ex-m+. 13. “Mario Moments,” promotional folder from Giant Eagle grocery, vg-ex. 14-16. Three 1997 “Tribune-Review” newspaper sections honoring Lemieux, each 2 or 4 pages, April 8, May 4 and Nov. 20, fair. 17. Lemieux portrait on a 5.5” x 9” lid from a box of Leaf 1993-94 hockey cards, ex, minor edge crease. 18. Lemieux 8.25” x 10.25” b&w 1992 print by Dan Stanley, matted to 11” x 14”, nm-m. 19-22. Four 1997 glasses honoring “Mario Lemieux ‘Le Magnifique’” from the Pittsburgh area’s Eat’nPark Restaurant. Each glass has a different black, white and gold illustration on the front. A career highlight is described on the back: First Game, First Shot, First Goal (1984); Stanley Cup Champions (1991); 600th Goal (1997) and Hall of Fame induction (1997). The glasses are nm-m. Eighteen items represent the Penguins generally or other players: 1. Penguin 60” x 34” black, gold and white logo banner, minimal wear, folds and creases. 2. Avon Penguins men’s watch, mint in the original box. 3-4. Two 7.25” x 12” Penguins “2009 Stanley Cup Champions” signs with the team logo, both nm. 5-10. 1997 Burger King set of five Penguins Fotoball hockey pucks for the 1995-96 season and a display stand. Four of the pucks each have two portraits of Penguins players, and the other has the eight players’ facsimile autographs. The player pairs are Lemieux and Nedved, Jagr and Francis, Lalime and Wregget, and Hatcher and Kasparaitis. Nm-m. 11. 2009 “It’s a Hockey Night in Pittsburgh” towel, 24” x 16”, recognizing the Penguins as 2009 Champions. 12-13. Two face coverings with the Penguin logo. Nm. 14. Penguins 1992-2002 logo “Suction Cup Mounted Window Sign” from Fan Waves, nm sign on a vg card. 15. “Great Day for Hockey” car window sign with the Penguin logo, ex. 16. Ticket for a 2004 Penguins home game vs. Montreal, vg+ to ex. 17. 2009 Stanley Cup Champions medallion of Maxime Talbot from a Pittsburgh newspaper, mint in the original package. 18. Penguins 1990-91 yearbook, 104 pages, nm. 19. July 1995 issue of “Beckett Hockey Monthly” with Jaromir Jagr on the cover, ex. 20. Official game puck from Inglasco with the Penguins logo and Gary Bettman’s facsimile signature. Inglasco has supplied NHL pucks since 1979, and Bettman became commissioner in 1993. Nm+ in its original box. 21. 2009 medallion of Alex Goligoski from Activa Global and the “Tribune-Review” newspaper commemorating the Penguins’ Stanley Cup victory. Mint in unopened package. 22. Penguins Covid-19 mask, unused, nm+. 44 collectibles!
Minimum Bid $50
Lot 334. Impressive Pittsburgh Penguins Collection of 18 Figurines, Bobbleheads & Action Figures. Mario Lemieux (9 items), Jaromir Jagr (5), Sidney Crosby (1), and Evengi Malkin (1) are the players represented by 16 of these figures. All figures are mint in their original packages. Here is the complete list – Lemieux: Bobbleheads (3). Bobble Doubles made an 8.5” Heads Up bobblehead for issue by Pacific Trading Cards in 2002. The two others are for Penguins promotions, one for 2001-2, and the other, apparently in 2004 based on a game ticket with it. One is 7” tall, and the other, 7.75”. The 2004 box is p-f, and the two others are ex or better. McFarlane’s SportsPicks Series 2 is the source of a 6.5” Lemieux figurine in a 2001 nm-m package. Two Lemieux figures – one from 1993 and another from 1997 - are in packages that appear to be nm-m inside Starting Lineup plastic cases. Both packages provide information in English and French. Finally, Lemieux is in three Headliners, the 1996 regular edition, the 1996 White’s Guide “exclusive” edition and the 1997 issue. In each, he wears a different uniform. The regular 1996 version has a light crease on the front and nm-m back; 1996 White’s, two light creases on the front and a moderate back crease, and 1997, nm-m front and back with a price sticker on the front. Jagr: Like Lemieux, Jagr is featured in a McFarlane’s SportsPicks Series 2 figurine, this one from 2000. The package front is nm-m, and the back has the same appearance except for two light creases in one corner. With Patrick Roy of Colorado, Jagr is in a Starting Lineup Freeze Frame One-on-One display. The box has a price sticker and some indentations in the plastic. Jagr is also in Starting Lineup 1997 and 1998 editions. The packages are nm+. A 3” version of Jagr is from Headliners in 1997; the package has indentations in the plastic around the figure, a price sticker and several light back creases. Crosby: A 7.5” Forever Collectibles “Player Bobble,” 2005, in an ex box with indentations in the plastic. Malkin: A 7” bobblehead by Pro Sport Image from a Penguins promotion on Jan. 7, 2007 at Mellon Arena. Ex-m to nm box. Marc-Andre Fleury: A 7” Pro Sport Image bobblehead given to fans by the Penguins on Nov. 28, 2006. Ex box. In 13 seasons in Pittsburgh, Fleury helped the Penguins to win three Stanley Cup championships. He is the third NHL goaltender to record at least 500 victories. The two others are HoFers Patrick Roy and Martin Brodeur. Patrick Lalime: 1977 Starting Lineup, nm-m package front, light back crease. Lalime is recognized for his creativity in designing goalie masks.
Minimum Bid $100