Some would argue (and may even win) the argument that Mario Lemieux is/was the greatest hockey player of all-time. I have lots of respect for Super Mario and I think he was an amazing player, greatest of all-time? Not in my books. But, he would be in my Top 5 of all-time that is for sure and what could have been if he wasn't a smoker, didn't get injured and didn't get frustrated and retire for a number of seasons, who knows. I do believe Wayne's major records would still have been safe, but he would be the NHL's number 2 all-time scorer. I just wish that the Devils tanked on purpose like the Penguins did in 1984 and won the Mario Sweepstakes. Kirk Muller was an OK runner up prize, but Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille would have been better number 2 choices.
Enough talk, here is the Magnificent One!
05-06 UD Victory Mario Lemieux
Here is the back side, apparently the auto warranted a 9 out of 10 score which I don't entirely understand. The auto seems flawless to me, but maybe it would have been better if some of the ink didn't go over top some black portions of the photo. What is coolest about this card is the price. I paid what a person would dish out for a pack of SP Game Used (tax included) to land this card with shipping included. My favourite dealer had it on their page for a while and I asked if they would take a lower price and he told me he would lose money if he took that offer. However, he came back with his absolute bottom line and I wasn't going to argue. This is my first and only Mario auto, but for a first I think I couldn't ask for much more!