Grant Fuhr was inducted into the prestigious Hockey Hall of Fame on November 2, 2003. The "Great One" himself, Wayne Gretzky, has publicly stated that Fuhr is the greatest goaltender in NHL History. Fuhr began his NHL career in 1981 and played until 2000, recording an impressive 19 NHL seasons. Fuhr was drafted in the first round by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Fuhr retired on September 6, 2000 after playing a total of 868 professional games with a remarkable 2.92 playoff goals against average. A player becomes eligible for election to the Hockey Hall of Fame if he or she has not played in any of the three previous playing seasons. In Fuhr's first year of eligibility, he was an easy selection. Fuhr has signed the top segment of the #3 on the back of the jersey and inked the inscription of "HOF 03" on the bottom segment of the #3. His signature and inscription are deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated's Five Step Process.