Saturday 12 November 2011

Mail Day! 2007-08 In The Game Heroes & Prospects - Angelo Esposito Jersey

Picked up this lovely jersey card from the bay a few weeks ago for about $4 shipping in.  I know that the value of a plain white jersey card have gone the way of the dinosaurs but I couldn't resist this one due to the size of the swatch and the player.

Angelo Esposito might not be seen as much of a top prospect nowadays in the eyes of some but back in 2007 he had it going for him; as an admirable 20th overall pick in the Entry Draft by the Penguins, Esposito had a bright future ahead so it seemed.

Fast-forward to 2011 and Esposito has been traded twice but has yet to see any ice time in the NHL.  I'm not 100% sure why I favour Esposito so much (could have been his underdog World Juniors story from a couple years ago) but I think he has promise and would have loved to see him see some action with the Pens; I think he would have fit in nicely with the team.  But those days are gone and hopefully the Panthers will give him a chance on their roster one day.

As for the card, the swatch was apparently taken from a game-used 2007 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects jersey (the jersey he is shown wearing on the front of the card).  Plain-white, takes up about half the card - not much else to say about it other than I hope to see more of Esposito in the future.

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