I was actually rooting for the New York Rangers thanks to one of their key players being Swedish speedster Carl Hagelin (though I'm not terrible disappointed since I have no interest in that team otherwise), and because of his excellent playoff performance--seven goals and five assists in 25 games--I decided I should jump on one of his hits in case his Rangers won (this was early in the finals) and he blew up. Here's what I came up with:
Carl Hagelin 2011-12 Limited manupatch auto RC (#277/598)
This is actually a card that had been sitting on my COMC watchlist for quite a while, but the price was never right. Believe it or not, I managed to get this copy on eBay, with his team playing for the Cup, for just $6.50 (plus $3 shipping), which I thought was a very nice deal. The manupatch makes for a nice signature surface, and Hagelin obliged with a cool autograph that includes his jersey number.
As one of the better young forwards in the game these days, I'm hoping this purchase opens up the floodgates to a large Hagelin PC. For now, my first hit of the Swede is player #33 in my Michigan Hockey PC. Hooray for Carl "Bork" Hagelin!