Wednesday, January 09, 2019

1997-98 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Hockey

Upper Deck with their cheap Collector's Choice set. Usually Wayne Gretzky grace the packs of Upper Deck, but that year it was Patrick Roy. This was their final year of CC til it got resurrected dozen years later for 09-10 and 10-11 season before going dormant again. There are 5 cards in a pack.
199 - Cliff Ronning - he's wearing a black sweater but its a Coyotes sweater instead the Canucks
190 - Dale Hawerchuk - Hall of Famer and he's celebrating a goal against Lighnting (11/23/96). He retired after the season.
49 - Bob Probert - racking up those PIM for fighting. He passed away in 2010 of a heart attack.
166 - Russ Courtnall - spent 2/3 of the season with Canucks before getting traded to Rangers for remaining 1/3 of the season. He signed with the Kings for final two years of his career.
SQ33 - Vladimir Konstantinov - insert card of the Impaler. A favorite of mines, 97-98 was final year of his cards and career.  A limousine crash ended his career.

With 4 base cards and one insert this 320 card set will take more than two boxes to finish

1 comment:

Fuji said...

Always enjoyed watching highlights of Probert fighting. Good times.