Tuesday, 26 March 2013

When in doubt, buy a repack

After all, you're in the Dollarama anyhow to pick up chocolate bars, bubble envelopes and Easter cards.

Visible cards:

2009 O-Pee-Chee Vesa Toskala #401
2005 Upper Deck Bryan Smolinski #383

Toskala's a certainty for my mask binder, and I didn't think I had a card of Smolinski in my Senators alphabetical project. Anything else is bonus.

1990 Bowman Dino Ciccarelli #69
1990 O-Pee-Chee Michel Petit #271
1991 Pro Set Ron Hextall #176

A trio of cards from sets you find a lot of in these repacks. I'm not scanning them.

1992 Ultra Russ Courtnall #91

1996 Upper Deck Daymond Langkow #340

Hey, an early card of a guy who still had cards in this past season's releases!
2002 O-Pee-Chee Ron Tugnutt #216

Another mask binder card.
1991 Pro Cards Scott Humeniuk #97
2009 ITG Heroes and Prospects Dave Labrecque #111
1993 Classic Brent Bilodeau #52
1991 7th Inning Sketch Matt Hoffman #154

Obscure cards for obscure players are always fun to find. Total # of NHL games combined with these 4 players? Exactly the same # as I've played. Brent Bilodeau has this unflattering sentence on his wikipedia entry: " He is the only first round draftee of the 1991 draft not to have played any games in the NHL". Ouch. Yet, all 4 of these guys are certainties for the random hockey binder.
1993 Score Canadian Eric Weinrich #227

That design looks awfully familiar. I guess we didn't warrant a new look north of the border.

1997 Score Rob Blake #148

But it is nice to see design recycling works both ways. Nice to get a throwback jersey though, but I wish they'd have altered the border colours to match it.
2009 Upper Deck Maxime Talbot #44

My favourite photo of the bunch. The beard seems to indicate that this celebratory photo comes from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If it is indeed capturing the moment of victory from the Finals, then kudos for the selection.

1 comment:

  1. 2009 Upper Deck, both baseball and hockey, was awesome in every way.