I’ve always been fascinating by the trend of painted insert cards during the early-90s. Donruss had their Ice Kings and Upper Deck featured one per team through their first four sets. Some look good while others are a mess. What I didn’t know until recently was that Score tried a few of their own: to commerate Gretzy’s 2000th point, their “Dream Team”, and Guy LaFleur’s final season. I’m mostly posting this just because I’ve never seen them (there’s three) on any blogs before. I’m not sure of the painter–I’m away from my cards right now–but they’re a little nicer looking than Upper Deck’s. More on that soon…
A second, quick, Halloween post. (A mask, get it?) I think the Moog card is the closest thing to scary but, alas, I don’t have it. I’m probably a little too Bruins-centric around here, anyway. I have to slip into my blue blazer and the rest of my costume; this year, I’m Ron MacLean.
For the third (unofficial) installment of awful, now-unused of the early-90s NHL, we have the Winnipeg Arena. Great shot of Hartje (though it would have been better if he wasn’t breaking the fourth wall and screaming to the viewer that it’s a staged shot) and the rainbow seats of the home of the Jets 1.0. The layout of this place was bizarre to say the least.
I guess this is a borderline bad set; there’s a nice design, the photography is solid, there’s a decent selection of rookies. But the checklist is bloated, there’s that silly Lindros subset, and, of course, the Crunch Crew. This card, though, is one of the good ones in the set. The yellow helmet doesn’t hurt.