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1978-79 OPC Don Ashby Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Card Deceased - GAI Certified
Lot #517

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1978-79 OPC Don Ashby Toronto Maple Leafs Autographed Card Deceased - GAI Certified
Lot #517

Ashby was drafted in the 1st round of the 1975 NHL and WHA Amateur Drafts respectively. The Maple Leafs took him 6th overall, while the Michigan Stags chose him 3rd overall. He began his brief career with the Leafs in 1975-76 playing in 50 games. Ashby was up and down between the Leafs and the CHL Dallas Black Hawks over the next few seasons before joining the Colorado Rockies in 1978-79. After a little more than a year in Colorado, Ashby joined the Oilers during their inaugural NHL season of 1979-80. In 1980-81, Ashby played the early part of the season with the Oilers and finished the season with the Wichita Wind in the CHL. On May 30, 1981, days after the Wind season ended, Ashby and his wife were hit head-on by a pick-up truck. Ashby died hours later of internal injures at the age of 26.

The card and signature are in beautiful condition and GAI certified.