The diminutive Allan Bester was a childhood favourite of mine. Being a big goalie fan, and growing up near Toronto, I spent many afternoons playing road hockey and pretending I was Allan Bester. I believe I had a better GAA than Bester during those years. Toronto was a horrible place to play as a goalie during the 1980s. While Bester performed admirable under those circumstances, his legacy was paled by an overtime goal scored by Sergio Momesso in the 1990 play-offs. A Momesso slap shot, taken from the blueline, went between Bester's legs. The St. Louis Blues took a three games to zero led the the series and would eventually win in five games. Bester would spend the majority of the next eight years as a minor league goalie. In 1996, after suffering a slew of goalie injuries, the Dallas Stars signed Bester to a contract. Bester would finish his NHL career with a ten game stint with the Stars. Allan signed 4 of 4 and kept a copy of the picture as offered.