Progress on an Insert Set That I Decided to Collect

A little while back I posted an insert card from 93-94 Score hockey.  It was a card that I had wanted since I found out about it’s existance when the set was intitially released.  As a Rangers fan, a card with Adam Graves and Mark Messier on it, is a double win in my book.  After I got that card, I decided to see what other cards were in the set.  There are some really great tandems, and others that are okay.  There are no more than 10 listed at any given time on Ebay, so I will usually bid on every one offered.  The top 2 in the set, value wise, are the Kings(Gretzky and Kurri, I believe), and the Penguins(Lemieux and Stevens I think?).  I’ve been outbid on the Kings and the Nordiques(Sakic and Sundin).  The Oilers one(Arnott and Corson) I ended up winning, got lost in the mail(I got a refund).  But here are three that I did win, all at fairly good prices.

1993-94 Score Dynamic Duo Nieuwendyk-Roberts DD4 (front)

1993-94 Score Dynamic Duo Nieuwendyk-Roberts DD4 (back)

I was never a fan of either Nieuwendyk or Roberts, but there’s no denying that they were both excellent players.  You’ll also notice that there is a maple leaf in the top left corner on each side of the card.  This(as well as the dual-language on the card), indicates that this is from the Canadian release.  I’m pretty sure there were nine cards for both the Canadian and American releases, and both sets had different teams.

1993-94 Score Dynamic Duo Janney-Hull DD4 (front)

1993-94 Score Dynamic Duo Janney-Hull DD4 (back)

Of course Hull and Janney were a great tandem, although “Hull and Oates” were better(but Oates was with Boston by the time this set was conceptualized).  And I’m sure you notice the star in the upper left corner, and the absence of any French language.  This denotes that this is from the American release.

1993-94 Score Dynamic Duo Yzerman-Fedorov DD9 (front)

1993-94 Score Dynamic Duo Yzerman-Fedorov DD9 (back)

This last one is my favorite of the three here.  I have always been a fan of Fedorov and Yzerman.  As a matter of fact, I have the binders from when I first started collecting, and Fedorov is one of the players I have the most cards of(most are junk wax, but hey, that’s what was available at the time).

It’s my goal(no pun intended), to collect all the cards from this set(Canadian and American).  I have one more that recently arrived(but wasn’t here when this post was first drafted), that we’ll see later.

If anyone reading this has any of these cards, I am more than happy to work out a trade.  I believe they fall at 1-2 per box, so they’re not exactly easy to come by.

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1991-92 Team Pinnacle – Brett Hull

By today’s standards, this doesn’t look like much.  But back in 1991, this was a really nice pull!

1991-92 Team Pinnacle B-12 Brett Hull (front)

Pinnacle was one of the more “high-end” products of the time.  Throughout the early and mid-nineties, the Team Pinnacle inserts were cards you never pulled too often.  I’m not sure if I pulled this or what, because I’ve owned it since my teenage collecting years.  I know it’s not a card I would’ve sought out, as I’m not much of a (Brett) Hull collector.

1991-92 Team Pinnacle B-16 Brett Hull (back)

If you look towards the bottom of the card, you’ll see the bar code that gave this brand part of it’s high-end reputation.

Looking at the card now makes me want to actually try and collect the set.  If cost doesn’t prohibit that, I may just do that.

Team Pinnacle cards in later series had a player on both sides of the card.  Those were pretty cool as well, and I might have one I can share in the future(I’ll have to look into that).