Way back in February I picked up a box of one of my favorite 1990's hockey sets, 1995-96 Upper Deck. Initially I thought I would post every pack, and I got off to a good start. In case you missed it here are some links:
Packs 1 and 2
Packs 3 and 4
Packs 5 and 6
Packs 7 and 8
Packs 9 and 10
Packs 11 and 12
After getting through the first third of the box in this fashion, it fell completely off the radar. Quite frankly it just took too much time to scan and type up each post keeping everything in order. Here we are at the end of July and it's time for some housekeeping here at Shoebox Legends. Here are some highlights from the rest of the cards I pulled in the remaining 24 packs. I'm only showing cards that were not featured in the first 12 packs. We'll start with the base set:
One of the best looking cards in the entire Series 1 set. I was happy I pulled this one as it's probably one of the few that would still cost more than a quarter to track down.
One thing I love about this set and neglected to mention previously is the number of photos from the 1994-95 Stanley Cup finals that are used on the Devils and Red Wings cards. I like this shot of Claude Lemieux celebrating with his Conn Smythe trophy after the Devils shocked the Wings in a 4 game sweep.
Emerging from the Panther's mouth...
With the Jets making a return hopefully we'll see some fine cards like this one in the 2011-12 releases.
This is a great card, Craig's eyes are priceless.
Nice goal celebration with Brett Hull in the background.
That is one fine mullet.
Kozlov seems to have a couple of options here, maybe a drop pass to Fedorov or even a long pass back to Nick Lidstrom. Not if Dirk Graham has anything to say about it...
Keith is sporting a 1994-95 Western Conference Champions T-shirt and hat.
Don't remember much about David Oliver but ouch!
Here's another shot from the 94-95 Cup finals.
I don't have too many hockey cards of players blowing bubbles.
This card is absolutely fantastic. It's so good that I almost withheld it here so that I could feature it in its own post, but if I did that I'd probably never get around to it anyway. What a photo!
These 5th Anniversary parallels are pretty useless if you collected the 90-91 set, which pretty much EVERY hockey card collector did.
Love Gilmour's smile on this one, classic hockey player.
That wraps it up for the base cards. I did pull a few more Electric Ice parallels that are worth showing:
I think this is my favorite overall photo from the set, so I was psyched to pull the Electric Ice parallel of this card. Which card do you think is nicer, this one or the Brodeur? It's a tough call...
Not a great player but another one of the best horizontal photos. Can't complain about this one.
I've mentioned this before but I've always been somewhat of a Renberg collector. Very pleased with this pull.
Paul recently hung up the skates after an impressive career. Unfortunately he's another of the really bright players who was negatively impacted by head injuries.
Yup, two Felix Potvin Electric Ice cards in one box...
There were a couple of inserts to be found as well:
These fall one per box and I definitely could've done worse than Eric Lindros.
Snooze....and finally my one-per-box Electric Ice Gold parallel was:
I was pretty sure his first name was spelled Marek, but whatever. Obviously not the greatest card but I was satisfied with getting a Hartford Whaler at least. This guy was a monster at 6'6", but never played that physically (or well for that matter).
That wraps it up. What a great box for less than the price of a blaster. Best of all, I'm only 13 cards short of a complete Series 1 set. Now, I wonder where I can find a Series 2 box?
Extra Bases - I'm heading to Pittsburgh this weekend for my brother in laws bachelor party. Should be a good time full of drink, food and shenanigans. We are even hittin...