Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Captured on Cardboard # 5: Rod Brind'Amour

This edition of Captured on Cardboard features another game dated card from 1997-98 Upper Deck, the third one to be featured now. This one captures another moment from the 1997 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

First, let's look at the photo on the card. You've got Rod Brind'Amour looking on as he puts the puck past Ranger goalie Mike Richter in Game 5 of the 1997 Eastern Conference Finals.

That goal put the Flyers up 4-2 late in the 3rd period, setting up a memorable (at least for Wings fans like me) Detroit-Philadelphia Stanley Cup Final in which the Flyers were easily swept.

As far as the YouTube video, this one was a little more difficult to track down. Luckily I came across a highlight video for the entire game. The photo on the card was taken at about the 6:10 mark.

There are a few other good looks at the 6:41 mark as well as the 6:57 mark during the replays. And who doesn't like Fox Trax? I know a lot of people despise it, but I think it's pretty neat.

Now that three of the five Captured on Cardboard picks have come from 1997-98 UD, I'm on the lookout for more cards that just happen to feature a YouTube moment, unlike these that focus on them. 


  1. Are/were there any other series which used the "Game Dated" kind of information on front of the base card?

  2. I think the only other one was 96-97. Here is a good look at a few of them.