I use to hate living back in my hometown and couldn't wait too get out off there as a younger man, it's funny how that leaf has changed. I wouldn't like to live there exactly but it's always nice to go back and live your life the way it was 17 years ago - how many people can say that? Not much has changed. Small towns.
Hell, my friend since Kindergarden is attending community college from home; I just so happened to 'adopt' a few cards into my collection. A bunch of cards in toploaders from about 17 years ago, collected when he was on the whole hockey card collecting rage during elementary school . He didn't want them and knew that I was a hockey fan so he offered me the cards. I took them of course.
It just so happens that I've been on a late 90s hockey era kick lately, so this was going to be a fun pickup right off the bat.
|1996-97 Leaf Eric Lindros #148|
|1995-96 Topps O-Pee-Chee Parallel Mats Sundin #150|
|1997-98 Score 'Check It' Brendan Shanahan #3|
Is that Radek Dvorak? Funny thing, I always end up picking Dvorak in one of my EA Sports Be A GM modes during Fantasy Draft. His frontal status on the card almost takes away from the focus on Shanahan.
|1997-98 Score "Golden Blades" #37 Trevor Kidd|
|1997-98 Pacific Paramount Nelson Emerson #3|
|1995-96 Upper Deck 'Electric Ice' Mark Recchi #490, Brian Leetch #487, Sylvain Lebreve #342 and Curtis Brown / 1996 WJC #531|
Got to give some love to World Junior player cards from the 90s as well. Curtis Brown is a name I'm familiar with being attached with the Sabres organization as a rookie. He spent his last few years in Europe.
|1995-96 Upper Deck Collector's Choice 'Players Choice', 1996-97 Donruss Elite, 1995-96 Score|
Nice back to this Score!
|1991-92 Upper Deck, 1990-91 Upper Deck Felix Potvin|
I love these Potvin cards! Ì already owned this Potvin Upper Deck card and have always liked the jersey and equipment full blue color scheme and the pre-`Felix The Cat`bucket mask look. It`s stored in a top loader of my own because it`s one of my favorite looking goalie cards. This one is very useful as it will fill a vacant spot in the set binder.
The 1990-91 Upper Deck is considered Potvins rookie card. Like I said previously; I`m a fan cardboard photography of players in their World Junior sweaters, especially of payers that have retired. Look at Potvins equiment, the puck markings on his blocker look like battles scars. Didn`t have this card previously so this one was also a nice treat.
So I managed to pick up a few cards that I were looking for unintentionally, it was a nice little unexpected gesture during the trip.