It’s time for a second installment of new additions to my Avalanche card collection and where they come from on Avalanche jerseys.
I’ve found myself, as the card companies use pretty much every part of the jersey now in their cards, being drawn to the non-jersey and non-Avalanche emblem crest and shoulder patch fabric pieces. Cuts from tags and branding from the jerseys have been getting way more of my attention lately. This makes sense based on how I appreciate the smaller details about jerseys the way I do. The first two cards in this post are the latest cards in my collection that are perfect examples of the details I love most about jerseys.
The first card is a Gabriel Landeskog tag card from 2013-2014 Panini Dominion. It’s numbered 3/3.
Most people would look at this card and simply see a plain, boring two-color patch. I see the right side of the Reebok patch from the top of the back of the neck of a white Avalanche jersey. I have a white Milan Hejduk game used jersey from the 2011-2012 season. Here’s the entire back. Look just above Hejduk’s name for the patch.
A closer look:
Next, a P.A. Parenteau tag card from Upper Deck’s 2013-2014 SP Game Used product numbered 3/3. This one caught my eye right away.
This is from the size hang tag located on the inside of the back of the neck. I see this tag on pretty much every jersey in my collection.
The third card is a Paul Stastny patch card from 2013-2014 Edition of Upper Deck’s SP Game Used set. This comes from the far right side of the nameplate and is numbered 4/12.
If I have my facts right the card includes the bottom right side of the “N” and the middle bottom of the “Y” in Stastny from a burgundy Avalanche jersey. For reference:
Next, an Adam Foote Prime Colors Numbers card from Panini’s 2012-2013 Prime release numbered 4/6.
This card is from one of the sleeve numbers on a white Avalanche jersey. And based on how the numbers are cut this piece is from a jersey Adam Foote wore after he returned to the Avs in 2008.
Some of the patches companies place in cards are upside down so keeping this in mind helps as someone tries to figure out where cards came from on the jersey. This card, however, is right side up. The right side of the “5″ is on the left and the left side of the “2″ is on the right.
The last card in the post is a little older and doesn’t feature a piece of jersey, patch, or tag, but it is new to my collection and definitely work a look. I just thought I would share because of his recent decision to retire from the National Hockey League.
This is a Milan Hejduk 1/1 base card from the 2009-2010 Upper Deck SP Game Used set. Being a one of a kind of one of my favorite Avs players of all-time made it something that I wanted acquire and share.
So that’s it for the second of installment of many in this ongoing series. Hope you enjoyed the cards and the information. Now back to eBay to look for more treasures.
Let’s Go Avs.