Hope everyone is doing well. We were in the Fort Worth area last week for a wedding, and I was hoping to run into an oddball pack so that I can show it off on the site, but alas, it was not meant to be. I was also hoping to attend a Rangers game with the family, but those plans did not materialize either (they were playing the Red Sox, and it would have been the game after the Yu Darvish no-hit attempt).
To avoid further disappointment, I decided to post my first hockey pack on APTBNL. I mean, it's good times in hockey, right? Playoffs are good times. Blackhawks resting, awaiting the winner of Anaheim / Los Angeles is good times too. So, here's a pack of 1993-94 Fleer Power Play!
|Image borrowed from interwebs since I can't find the wrapper right now.|
This was a 2 Series / 520-card set, and the cards measured 2 1/4" by 4 3/4". Yep, it's one of those oversized sets. Three cards came in a pack. The checklist has some familiar names, but since I really didn't follow the game back then, I wouldn't know most of them. Here's what I got:
#150 - Derek King: Derek ended his NHL career in 1999-2000 with Toronto, but kept playing in the AHL until the end of the 2003-04 season. He's currently an assistant coach with the AHL's Toronto Marlies. I'd give stats and stuff, but I wouldn't know if that would make him a good player. He played 14 years, so I guess that's impressive.
#177 - Josef Beranek: Josef ended his NHL career in Pittsburgh after the 2000-01 season, but kept playing in the Czech league until the end of the 2009-10 season. He helped the Czech Republic win the Gold Medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics.
#141 - Stephane Richer - Stephane's NHL career started in 1984-85, playing 1 game for Montreal. He last played for New Jersey in the 2001-02 season, but did make one comeback attempt in 2004-05 in the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey. In 2009, Richer competed as a pairs figure skater on the CBC Television reality show Battle of the Blades.
Here are the backs:
Sorry about the scanner eating the borders again. They cut off the "1993-1994" underneath the Power Play logo on 2 of the cards. They're not too bad design-wise - minimal borders, different photo on the back, and full stats (I think).
Anyway, that's all for now. More later. Enjoy the playoffs and thanks for reading!