2001-02 Sidney Crosby Signed Rookie Card Minor League Darthmouth Subways – COA JSAGo Back
Early in his minor hockey years, Sidney Crosby began attracting media attention for his play and gave his first newspaper interview at age seven. When Crosby was 13, Nova Scotia’s Minor Hockey Council refused to allow him to play midget, a level of minor hockey designated for 15- to 17-year-olds. His family sued but lost. The following year, he entered the midget level with the triple-A Dartmouth Subways and went on to score a combined 217 regular season and playoff points, leading Dartmouth to a second-place finish at the 2002 Air Canada Cup. He was named the MVP and Top Scorer awards at the national tournament at the tournament banquet held after the preliminary round and he finished the tournament with 24 points (11 goals and 13 assists) in 7 games. Crosby was called up as a 14-year-old to play two games with the Maritime Junior A Hockey League’s Truro Bearcats that season. Crosby had been drafted by the Bearcats in the 2001 MJAHL Draft as a 13-year-old.
Presented is a rare minor league rookie card that was autographed by Sidney Crosby. The card was made by a free lance photographer who produced it for Crosby’s mom and only made 50. On photo stock paper, it features a young Crosby on the front with the team details in blue. The verso is blank. It was during Crosby’s time with the Darthmouth Subways in Nova Scotia. Crosby signed the card cleanly in blue felt tip pen (“9”) in 2001-02 at the Darthmouth Sportsplex.
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