This pick is one of the more oddball cards in my collection. I forgot about it until sorting through some piles of cards the other day. If you've ever played EA Sports' NHL 2002 then this should look familiar. This Owen Nolan came packaged with the PC version of the game.
In the game, there was a set of virtual trading cards you could collect in order to get power boosts, cheat codes, and other goodies. There were a total of 189 cards in the set, 153 of which were player cards. Then there were bronze, silver, and gold versions of each card.
Here is a screenshot of how the cards looked in the game.
It was a really cool concept at the time and it was even better that real copies of the cards were produced and distributed with the game. Too bad they only included one with each copy of the game. I did a quick check of ebay and only found one of these things. It was a gold version of the Mario Lemieux, and it was listed as BIN for $15.
Does anyone have any of these? Have you ever seen one? I'm curious to see how many of these are out there within the hobby, because this would be a cool set to go after.