... a framed, "Mr. Hockey"/Gordie-Howe-signed, PSA/DNA-verified, Detroit Red Wings jersey! :)
So he won't let me publicly post the video of him opening it - because he "got something in his eye" ;) ;) :)
As for me, the look on his face was priceless - so I outright cried lol.
But he said, "This is the guy that got me into hockey, so many good memories."
Here's a close-up of the signature ...
And the PSA certificate of authenticity, which can be verified by putting the number in at the PSA website - the most trusted sports-memorabilia authenticator in the world :)
Gordie didn't wear the jersey, of course, or it would've cost thousands more than it already did - which my husband is worth, of course - it's just I'm not, according to my wallet ;) lol.
It's a newer, never-worn jersey, but still signed by Gordie, before he passed away in 2016.
PPS - So ... Mark sent the above pictures to like, everyone and their brother - like everyone he's ever known, on his phone - saying "Look what my wife gave me for my birthday!" LOL.
But the best part was, he sent them to horse trainer, Doug O'Neill - who is also from Detroit and as Red Wings fan (which is why he named his Kentucky-Derby winning horse "Nyquist" after a RW player - texted back "That's awesome! She's a keeper!"
Okay, I can die happy now - because not only did I make my husband this happy for his 60th birthday - but Doug O'Neill - who picks winning race horses for a living, mind you - just said I was a keeper! ;) LOL!!!
Thank you, Doug - we love you xo