This was one of the many oddball items I purchased at The National Sports Collectors’ Convention, way back in August: a holiday greeting card featuring then-future top prospect and soon-to-be first overall pick Eric Lindros.
I’ve kept this card under my proverbial hat until the time was right to show the rest of the hockey card-collecting world. That time being the holidays, of course.
The card was sent out by the Score Trading Card Company in 1990. Most of you old enough to remember Lindros as an impact player probably also remember that he was a spokesman for the company, and could only be featured on Score Trading Cards until he actually played in the NHL. At that time, Lindros’ “Future Superstar” card in the 1990-91 Score set was selling for $15 to $20. How the times have changed.
Though the inside of the card is in Christmas colors–red and green–it states “Peace on Earth” and is signed by Major League Marketing Inc.