One of the long-standing items on my Want List is a Dominion autograph of Bobby Ryan. It's been something I've had my eye on since the inaugural release of Panini's greatest creation back in late 2011. After about two and a half years of near misses and let-downs, I was finally able to cross off that need with the RIDICULOUS card below.
Numbered 19/40, this stunning piece of cardboard features an insane patch piece and a phenomenal on-card John Hancock of the former Anaheim Ducks' sniper. It's my first of hopefully many Bobby Dominion autos, and while I'm still not happy with how my previous attempt at a Ryan auto from the high-end Panini release worked out, at least I can finally say I own a signature of my second favorite hockey player from my favorite hockey set. There's a bit of edge and surface damage but at this point I just care about owning this beaut.