I hope this letter finds you and Ms. (or does she go by Mrs?) Claus well. I know you’re extremely busy this time of year, but I know this is also when children each year write to you asking for stuff.
I’m not exactly a child, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like presents. I have been a good kid (well, adult) this year.
I am hoping you can deliver one of these presents on my hockey hobby wish-list as you prepare to travel across the globe to deliver presents on Christmas Eve:
Connor McDavid Action Figure
This is no Starting Lineup figure from my childhood. These figures, made by McFarlane Toys, look extraordinary and are exquisite in their detail. I’m sure you and your elves have taken the time to admire such craftsmanship. Also, if you’re interested in learning more about them, Sal Barry interviewed Todd McFarlane back in September.
All the figures in the new line look great, but the McDavid one looks extra amazing to me. The Edmonton Oilers star would look even more amazing on my bookshelf.
Lundqvist-Shesterkin Autographed Photo
I didn’t know I wanted this until it started popping up all over my ad feeds on Black Friday after visiting the New York Rangers online team store powered by Fanatics. Let’s be honest, goaltenders don’t get enough hobby love. I wrote about just that recently for Sports Collectors Digest following the Toronto Sport Card Expo.
A newly-minted Hall of Famer and an up-and-coming star together in one autographed photo. What New York Rangers fan wouldn’t want to find this duo in a frame under the tree on Christmas morning?
Connor Bedard Young Guns Rookie Card
OK, I know what you’re thinking: This card isn’t even out yet. And it won’t be out for at least another few months.
Clemente Lisi is a lifelong Rangers fan who first started collecting cards in 1986. He collects both vintage and modern with a focus on rookie cards. Follow him on Twitter @ClementeLisi.