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Cam Neely Boston Bruins Autographed Postcard
Lot #760

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Cam Neely Boston Bruins Autographed Postcard
Lot #760
Following 3 seasons in Vancouver, Cam joined the Bruins for the start of the 1986-87 season. This marked the beginning of a love affair between Neely and the Boston Garden faithful. Neely would spend 10 seasons representing the city of Boston before injuries forced him to hang up the skates for good. Neely was looked upon as the heart and soul of the team during his tenure with the Bruins. This era saw the franchise make the Stanley Cup Finals twice, only to fall at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty on both occasions.

Cam, who was among the deadliest snipers of his era, amassed 395 goals during his injury-shortened career. His goals per game total as a Boston Bruin stands at a most impressive 65% clip, a mark which ranks among the all-time elite. In addition to his immense talent, Neely played with an edge in the classic power forward style. Never shy about dropping the gloves, Cam racked up 1241 PIMS in 726 regular season games played. His playoff totals are also most impressive. Cam netted 57 goals and 168 PIMS in 98 playoff games played. In 1991 an unfortunate cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson cost a then 26-year old Neely literally hundreds of games lost due to injury.

Cam was coming off of back-to-back 50-goal campaigns, and had he avoided that fateful blow, he likely would have ended among the all-time goal scoring elite. That fateful leg injury cost him nearly 2 full seasons, and then parts of the remaining few he was able to play. In the 1993-94 season, playing through what was later described as terrible pain, Neely netted a remarkable 50 goals in only 49 games. Cam was 4-times a 2nd team NHL All Star and played in 5 different NHL All Star games. In 1994 he was awarded the Bill Masterson trophy for the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Cam was deservedly inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.

The postcard is in beautiful condition and the signature is a 10.