Saturday, 18 September 2021

Joker? You were supposed to take those out of the deck!

 

Take these out? OK, I've still got 52 more.




I'm not sure who should appear on the 'Rules for Draw and Stud Poker' card.


Friday, 17 September 2021

2021 Adventures in Repacks Part 39.5 - Cubism

2015 Platinum - Ryan Miller - Much like with H&P earlier in this break, this portion starts with what ended the previous one - a card for the mask binder.
1990 Score - Troy Crowder
2020 UD - Tyler Bertuzzi
2018 UD - Matt Murray
2019 SPA - Roman Josi
1991 Score - Wayne Gretzky - Gotta show off a Gretzky.
1993 Score - Steven King
2003 MVP - Joe Nieuwendynk
1990 Pro Set - Bill Ranford
2020 UD - Nick Schmaltz
2005 H&P - Michael Sauer
1997 Donruss - Roman Vopat
2001 Crown Royale - Patrik Stefan - The last of the die-cut cards.
2012 H&P - Coda Gordon - Coda might be the best name in this repack.
2005 H&P - Jean-Philippe Paquet
1994 Select - Doug Weight
2020 UD - Brock Nelson
1994 Premier - Dale Hawerchuk
2005 H&P - Matt Kassian
1990 Bowman - Pat LaFontaine
1991 Platinum - Bob Essensa
2017 UD - David Desharnais - I'm not sure what he's focusing on, but he's really focusing.
1993 Stad. Club - Rick Tocchet
2008 H&P - Kyle Beach
1991 UD - Kevin Todd
2017 Leafs Centennial - Darryl Sittler - This was part of the SPd portion of the set. 
2019 UD - Jesperi Kotkaniemi
2012 H&P - Brendan Gaunce
2005 H&P - Guillaume Latendresse
2018 UD - Tobias Rieder - Rangers alum! Rieder's second card in this.
2019 UD - Frank Vatrano - A sweet photo.
1990 Pro Set - Rich Pilon
2008 H&P - Cody Franson
1994 Select - Jeff Ware
2019 UD - Loui Eriksson
1990 Pro Set - Bill Ranford
2017 Compendium - Joonas Korpisalo - The final Compendium card. 
1991 Parkhurst - Scott Stevens - The last of the Rangers alums. 
2020 UD - Igor Shesterkin
2012 H&P - Laurent Dauphin
2006 H&P - Ray Emery - And the last of the Sens cards is an AHL entry featuring the late Ray Emery.

2017 Team Canada Juniors - Sarah Potomak - One last hit as this draws to an end.
2019 UD - Anthony Cirelli
1990 Bowman - Eric Weinrich
2003 MVP - Grant Marshall

1997 Crown - Jean-Yves Roy - Wouldn't be one of these segments without the appearance of a player I had no memory of.
1999 SPA - John Leclair
2020 UD - Anthony Mantha
1991 Parkhurst - Michel Goulet
2008 H&P - Ryan O'Reilly
1991 Pro Set - Sergei Makarov
2017 UD - Josh Morrissey - Throwback jersey!
2012 H&P - Branden Troock
1991 Platinum - Gaetan Boucher - Another one of the celebrity captains. He was a double-gold medalist at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics.
2017 Leafs Centennial - Al Iafrate


2020 UD - Yanni Gourde - Fin.


 

Thursday, 16 September 2021

2021 Adventures in Repacks Part 39.4 - Cubism

2018 SPA - Teuvo Teravainen - Again, not the most interesting card to start off this grouping. 
2017 Leafs Centennial - Miroslav Frycer 
2019 Overtime - Luke Kunin
1990 Pro Set - Todd Krygier
2020 UD - Michal Kempny
1994 Premier - Stephane Matteau
2005 H&P - Marc-Andre Gragnani - A great photo of the old PEI Rocket jersey. They're now the far duller Charlottetown Islanders.
1991 Parkhurst - Charlie Huddy
2001 Crown Royale - Paul Kariya - Still more of these die-cuts.
2020 MVP - Keith Yandle
2015 Platinum - Steven Stamkos
2014 UD Game Jersey - Matt Moulson - Another hit! While I like the somewhat less common yellow colour, I could have done without the photo of those forgettable jerseys.
1995 Bowman - Deron Quint
2008 BTP - Simeon Varlamov
2011 UD - Corey Perry
1992 Score - Mark Hunter
2019 UD - Philipp Grubauer
1990 Pro Set - Ron Francis
1991 Platinum - Troy Murray
1997 Crown - Igor Larionov
2012 H&P - Jari Kurri - The final of the H&P Heroes cards in this. Probably my favourite of them, for the jersey.
2005 H&P - Marc Staal - Another fine CHL jersey, probably my fave in the OHL.
2015 Ice - Luc Robitaille - Acetateness! 
1990 Pro Set - Dave Tippett
1991 Parkhurst - Petr Svoboda - 2/14, but a dupe.
2017 UD - Travis Hamonic
1994 SP - Alexei Zhitnik
2005 H&P - Marc-Andre Cliche - I'd call the Maineiacs another fave CHL jerseys, but they're defunct since 2011. 
1996 UD - Alexei Yashin - Sens content!
2001 Top Shelf - Paul Kariya
1990 Bowman Hat Trick - Steve Thomas
2012 H&P - Raphael Bussiers
2006 H&P - Wojtek Wolski
1994 Select - Donald Audette
2018 UD - Derek MacKenzie
1991 Platinum - Craig Billington


2008 BTP - George Gardner - I've pulled this before, but Vancouver Blazers WHA content is worthy of a scan.
2017 Compendium - Dean Kukan - Here's this one's player I'd never heard of. His only solo NHL cards were from Compendium.
2017 Leafs Centennial - Vincent Damphousse
1991 UD - Sergei Krivokrasov
2019 UD - Hampus Lindholm
1990 Pro Set - Denis Morel
2006 H&P - Angelo Esposito - This probably was a good pull at the time, as Esposito was super-hyped around this time based on his junior numbers to date. He'd be drafted in the first round by the Penguins, and never played a game in the NHL.
1990 Bowman - Jim Sandlak
2009 UD Biography - Paul Kariya
1994 Select - Alexander Mogilny
2012 H&P - Scott Kosmachuk
1996 Zenith - Vincent Damphousse
1991 Platinum - Terry O'Reilly - Platinum included some of the teams' celebrity captains this season. This included cards of folks like Mr. Rogers. And Jim Kelly. 
2019 UD - Vincent Trochek
1990 OPC - Rick Wamsley
2005 H&P - Ryan Suter


2020 MVP - Carter Hart - A mask binder card? Perfectly fine ending to this portion.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

2021 Adventures in Repacks Part 39.3 - Cubism


1991 Parkhurst - Rick Zombo - A rather dull start, but you gotta start somehwere.
1997 Be A Player - Patrick Cote - This time, the player-I've-never-heard of appears on the hit.

2019 SPA - Sidney Crosby - Gotta show off a Crosby.
2020 UD - Brock Boeser
1993 Stad. Club - Mike Needham
1995 Pinnacle - Wade Flaherty - If there's a theme in this group, it might be 'water bottles'.
2012 H&P - Roland McKeown
2015 Portfolio - Tyler Seguin
1995 Pinnacle - Dominik Hasek - Again, 'water bottles'.
2020 MVP - Jake Muzzin - Jake's full-on Amish here.
2019 UD - Marc Staal
1995 Pinnacle - Ray Bourque - Bourque is also worthy of a scan when he shows up.
1991 Parkhurst - Tony Tanti
2019 SPA - Dylan Strome
2005 H&P - Pier-Olivier Pelletier
1991 Parkhurst - Valeri Zelepukin
2012 H&P - Martin Frk - Another one of my favourite CHL jerseys - the Halifax Mooseheads.
2008 H&P - Drayson Bowman
2008 BTP - Kurtis Mucha
2001 Crown Royale Crowning Achievements - Kristian Huselius - 2001 Crown Royale, not just providing die-cuts, but blinding insert cards as well.
1994 Select - Mike Ridley - Yet again, 'water bottles'.
2012 H&P - Mark McNeill
2008 H&P - Jake Allen
1991 Platinum - Brad McRimmon
2019 UD - Bobby Ryan - Sens content!
1995 Bowman - Steve Thomas
2019 UD - Jordan Weal
1993 Stad. Club - Rick Tocchet
2004 ITG Class of 2004 - Derek Roy/Nikolai Zherdev -  - Half a Rangers alum card is still a Rangers alum card.
1993 Stad. Club - Martin Straka
1991 Platinum - Jacques Cloutier - Yet again, although it is offset by one of the better card photos of the early 90s.
2019 SPA - Mikael Granlund
1991 Platinum - Paul Ysebaert
2012 H&P - Gilbert Perreault - Some more 12/13 strangeness.
2005 H&P - Niklas Kronwall
1991 Parkhurst - Valeri Kamensky
2020 UD - Marcus Johansson
1991 Parkhurst - Tim Fergus
2003 MVP - Jani Rita - Another player I had no recall of.
1990 Pro Set - Neal Broten
2020 UD - Matthew Barzal
1990 Pro Set - Joe Murphy
2008 H&P - Brandon Sutter - WOO-HOO! 2/14 card, and it is a new card for that collection! My90th Brandon Sutter card.
1990 Pro Set - Brian Propp
2019 UD - Casey Mittelstadt
1991 Parkhurst - Grant Ledyard
2012 H&P - Tom Wilson - And the final card is an OHL card of a player that makes headlines in the NHL, but not really for the best of reasons.