Monday, February 21, 2011

Box Break - 1995-96 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey - Packs 11 & 12

Pack 11:

#258 - Mike Milbury's Scouting Report - Claude Lemieux

#222 - Wayne Gretzky 5th Anniversary

#268 - Eric Daze Star Rookie

Injury limited Daze to just over 600 career games, and he was often criticized for not playing physically enough for his size. Nonetheless, he scored 226 goals in his career, all for the Blackhawks.

#104 - Dominik Hasek

#90 - Ray Ferraro (Double)

#59 - Jason Allison

#26 - Greg Adams (Electric Ice)

#53 - James Patrick

#110 - Mike Gartner

#10 - Steve Chiasson

#64 - Alexei Zhamnov

Zhamnov seemed like he was going to be a superstar early on as he averaged better than a point per game in each of his first 4 NHL seasons, all with Winnipeg. When the Jets moved their franchise to Phoenix though, they deal Alexei to the Chicago Blackhawks for Jeremy Roenick. He never had another point per game season in his NHL career.

#195 - Alek Stojanov

Best card in the pack:

#222 - Wayne Gretzky 5th Anniversary

Let's face it, that wasn't the most exciting pack. Adding a new Gretzky to the collection is always a plus.

Pack 12:

#238 - Mike Milbury's Scouting Report - Chris Chelios

#223 - Keith Primeau 5th Anniversary

#74 - John MacLean

Nice shot, the net cam almost always makes for a good photo.

#260 - Radek Dvorak Star Rookie

Fifteen years have passed since this card came out, and Dvorak has now played more games in a Panthers sweater than anyone else. That record should become untouchable when the Panthers close up shop and move to Canada, which I hope occurs in the near future.

#101 - Shayne Corson (Double)

#56 - Adrian Aucoin

#42 - Jiri Slegr (Double)

#79 - Doug Brown (Double)

#118 - Petr Klima

#132 - Alexei Kovalev

#145 - Kelly Hrudey (Electric Ice)

#92 - Viktor Kozlov (Double)

Best card in the pack:

#74 - John MacLean

The photo on the front was enough reason to select this card, but the back didn't hurt either:

Well that gets us through the first third of the box, so I'll be taking a "first intermission" for the next few days in order to get through some other posts that have backed up lately.

1 comment:

Dave H said...

Love that Gretzky card!

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