Saturday 3 September 2011

Mail Day! 1996-97 Score Sudden Death Lot

Received another five 96-97 Score Sudden Death cards in the mail to add to my collection; only three more to go until I finally complete the set and fulfill a childhood desire.

Looking through the cards I own and the ones I need from this insert set - Score did a pretty good job at selecting the top players in the league at the time.  Although I did notice the exclusion of Patrick Roy from the set.

Jaromir Jagr vs Mike Richter  #9 of 15 - I like the back of these cards just as much as the front.  The column states that in the past three seasons Jagr was only limited to one goal against Richter, but has tallied 13 points in those outings.

Brendan Shanahan vs Dominik Hasek #3 of 15 - Hasek looks great in the blue Cooper cage mask and vintage Sabres jersey.  The column mentions how Shanahan notched a pair of goals last season against the Dominator.

Sergei Fedorov vs Ron Hextall #14 of 15 - Score gives the sudden death win to Hextall on this card with talks about how Ron held the super scorer to just one red light.

Mark Messier vs Tom Barrasso #10 of 15 - The column mentions how Messier had only beaten Barrasso just once in the past three seasons.

Steve Yzerman vs Jim Carey #2 of 15 - Carey was coming of a Vezina season when this card was released, the column states how Yzerman was held to just one goal against "The Mask". 

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