Saturday, January 23, 2010

Five Random Flyers

It's been a busy week, as is evident by my total lack of posting. Any free time I've had for cards has been dedicated to scanning in my backlog of cards and adding them to my collection on Zistle. I've been wanting to post something though, and since I've been looking at the Philadelphia Flyers logo regularly since reader forsbergroypronger3 became a follower, I decided to pick 5 random Flyers cards from my collection to show:

1994-95 Topps Premier - #383 - Mikael Renberg - The Flyers have always been a team I liked, in fact if I were to rank all the teams in order they would probably be in my top 5. Part of this is probably due to the powerhouse Flyers teams of the early 90's with names like Lindros, Recchi and LeClair. One of my favorite players from those teams was speedy winger Mikael Renberg. Renberg bounced around to a few different teams and finished out the last few years of his career in Sweden.

1992-93 Upper Deck - #31 - Dominic Roussel - I don't really remember anything about Dominic as a player, but I like this card just because of the contrast between the white and orange uniform and the baby blue advertisement on the boards behind him.

1974-75 Topps - #216 - Stanley Cup Champions - This great card from the 1974-75 Topps set depicts the Broad Street Bullies celebrating the 1974 Stanley Cup championship.

2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro Parallel - #574 - Bernie Parent - The 2008-09 OPC retro parallels, which pay homage to the 79-80 Topps/OPC sets, might be my favorite hockey cards released since I got back into collecting in 2007. This Parent card (which is one of the legends cards #'d 561 - 600) is a perfect example of why I love this parallel set. I think I've got somewhere around 400 out of the 600 cards, and this is one set I would love to finish someday.

1990 Bowman - #105 - Ron Hextall - 1990-91 Bowman was a pretty crummy set. The card stock is cheap and the photos are blurry and boring for the most part. For some reason I've always liked this Hextall card though. This is actually the second Hextall card I've featured on the blog.

4 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

5 Flyers, huh? I can't wait for 5 Canadiens day.

shanediaz82 said...

You asked for it!

DEgan61 said...

Um...You do realise that the Bernie Parent card actually has a photo of Bruce Gamble on it? Right?

shoeboxlegends said...

Wow, I did not realize that actually!!!

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