This autograph will go down as one of my favourite of all time. The slick blue pen on this SP Essentials card has been something I’ve been after for a while. While Martin was with the Devils (or really, playing in the NHL) I hadn’t seen any successes from him. Only until recently, he started to sign TTM for fans looking for his autograph. He charges $20 for his autograph from what I’ve seen. To be frank, I actually sent in a previous letter to Martin without the $20 (not knowing I had to send in a donation) and haven’t received that card in return. Who knows where it’s ended up but clearly the money (for charity, presumably) is a motivator.
As Martin recently retired from the NHL as one of the best goaltenders of all time, I don’t think I really need to rehash any of his statistical milestones as he’s almost won it all.