Yesterday the world lost one of the greatest hockey players to ever grace the ice with the passing of Jean Beliveau at the age of 83 years old. His greatness went beyond the game, he has been described by players, management and the media as classy and a true gentleman.
During his 20 year career, all with the Montreal Canadiens, he played in 1125 games and scored 1219 points. Add in 10 Stanley Cup Championships, 13 All-Star Selections, 2 Hart Memorial Trophies (League MVP), a Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP) and an Art Ross Trophy (top scorer). He closed out his career with being inducted in the NHL Hall of Fame a year after his retirement.
Because Jean Beliveau was such a prominent player in the history of the NHL there are plenty of options from his 1953-54 Parkhurst rookie card to modern releases, though this hasn’t stopped the eBay toads from tossing up his cards at insane prices.