30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sports Card Bust #11: Jason Bonsignore

The #4 pick in the 1994 NHL draft...

The next addition to my Sports Card Bust PC was once labeled the next Mario Lemieux. Jason Bonsignore attracted scouts attention after scoring 108 points in two seasons at Greece High in New York. A few years later, he began playing in the OHL. That's where scouts started drawing comparisons to Super Mario due to his size and similar playing style. The Edmonton Oilers jumped all over the hype and chose Mr. Bonsignore with the 4th overall pick in the 1994 NHL draft. He is the highest draft pick in Oilers history and unfortunately their biggest bust.

His NHL career lasted 4 seasons, in which he played a total of 79 games. He managed to score an astounding 3 goals and had a total of 16 points. The last time he played in an NHL uniform was during the 98/99 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Since then, he's played in a few different leagues and even in Europe. Unfortunately, he won't be remembered for any of those things. Nope, Super Mario 2 shall be remembered as being a huge bust and will now reside in my Sports Card Bust PC.


  1. hahaha, Greece High, that's actually like an hour or hour and a half away from my here in Buffalo, NY.

    He may not have had a great NHL career, but he sure has a Hall of Fame signature. I love cards that feature a really big, swooping auto. Cool stuff Mark!!!

  2. I totally agree... his autograph is pretty sweet! Hey if you live in Buffalo, have you ever been on a guest on WGR's podcast "The Hobby"? I love that show... Mike Schopp is cool.

  3. HAHAHA, I listen every Sat at 8 am when its live. Its a cool show. Schopp is pretty good about getting back to emails. I have a link to "The Hobby" blog on my blog roll. WGR 550 is really a very good sports radio station. I've heard many around the country.

  4. Gotta love the signature. Its always nice to see a player with a decent one, something that is very uncommon with players today.