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Long Before There Was Alex Ovechkin, There Was Larry King

When I hear the name Larry King, there are a couple of things that come to mind. The suspenders, the light-brite globe backdrop, but mostly the way he has been seemingly folding into himself (not unlike a collapsing supernova) for fifteen some odd years now. But Capitals hockey? Nah, you must be talking about a different Larry King.

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Or at least that's what I thought, until I saw this picture, via Japers' Rink.

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That, believe it or not, is a Larry King Capitals' card. King served as a Capitals' honorary celebrity captain while he was doing his radio show from Washington in - based on how young he looks in the picture - what appears to be sometime around the turn of the 20th century. Who knew.

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Now that you've seen that, answer me this. More valuable rookie card: John Wall, Stephen Strasburg, or the best damn interview on television? You can have the phenoms, I'm taking the king.