I pulled this from a pack I purchased from my base when I was discharged from the Army back in late 2001. It is one of the few jersey cards that I actually pulled myself. Back when he first came into the league, I thought he was going to be another superstar. While he’s a decent player, he’s not quite the calibur I thought he would be. He won the Cup last season with the Kings and you can’t balk at that.
I really don’t have anything negative to say about this card. It’s a decent player, the photo selection is pretty good and it’s not a white swatch. It’s a pretty thick card, and while I don’t collect Gagne, I’m still happy to have it in my collection just the same.
Today’s card was obtained in a group break that The Real DFG held last month. It was the first group break that I have ever participated in and it was a lot of fun as well. The group break was also among the reasons that I started this here blog.
You can’t go wrong with Mark Messier! This from Pacific’s 2002-2003 – Quest for the Cup set. Here, in New York, he’s know as “The Captain”. According to many(myself included), Messier is one of the greatest leaders ever to be in the NHL, or professional sports for that matter. This has to be my favorite that I received in the break, as I don’t have much star power when it comes to GU cards. Thanks again DFG!
What we have tonight, reflects my favorite player, as well as a favorite card.
In my opinion, the only thing that would make this cooler, is if I pulled it from a pack myself. Truth be told, I haven’t actually persued collecting cards in the last 8-10 years. I still like the hobby, and have my cards from when I was a kid, but I don’t buy anywhere near as much. Occasionally, I’ll buy a pack or two, maybe even a blaster.
Adam Graves is my all-time favorite player. He was an integral part of the team that won the Cup in ’94. This is the only GU card I have of Graves, and only one of a handful of GU in my collection. It ran me arounf 4 bucks on Ebay(including shipping), so I’m pretty happy with it. It’s stuff like this that keeps me collectiong.