Tuesday, July 5, 2011

TTM Success! The Punch Line's Elmer Lach!

Awhile back, I was fortunate enough to get back an autograph request from one of the greatest players in hockey history. 93 year old former Montreal Canadien Elmer Lach. Mr Lach was kind enough to sign two photos and two cards for me.
 Mr Lach was the center in between wingers Toe Blake and Henri Richard. Together, they formed The Punch Line.
 When Mr Lach retired in 1954, he was the NHL's all time leading scorer. He was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.
 Montreal retired his number in 2009. This card from Panini commemorates that. It is numbered out of /49 and may now be the only auto'd version.
Thank you Elmer Lach!!!


  1. Congrats! I have always loved Lach's signature; it is SO old-timey looking.

  2. Nice choice on that Retired Numbers card, good stuff.