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1978-79 OPC Ed Kea Atlanta Flames Autographed Card Deceased GAI Certified
Lot #536

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1978-79 OPC Ed Kea Atlanta Flames Autographed Card Deceased GAI Certified
Lot #536

Kea, born Adriaan Jozef Kea, in Weesp, Netherlands played in the NHL for 10 seasons with the Atlanta Flames and St. Louis Blues. He also played in the EHL, WHL and CHL. Ed was the uncle of Joe Nieuwendyk. While playing in the CHL in 1983, Kea suffered severe head trauma when he hit his head on the ice. The injury left him disabled. Since the injury occurred in the CHL, NHL benefits did not apply leaving his family with many financial struggles. Kea died by accidental drowning in the swimming pool of his family’s summer home in September of 1999 at the age of 51.

The card is in beautiful condition and the signature is a 10. It has been GAI Certified.