Friday, September 23, 2011

Goaltending Gallimaufry: Recent Additions

Gallimaufry [gal-uh-maw-free] A hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley.

In addition to the Jimmy Howard Between the Pipes card Michael from Collecting for Kicks sent over, he sent two perfect candidates for my Goaltending Gallimaufry project. Again, this just goes to show how great a group of people the hockey card blogging world is.

The first was this Sean Burke from 1997-98 Pacific Revolution. As you can see he is pictured with the Canucks, but is still wearing all of his Hurricane gear. Why, he was acquired in January of 1998 and I'm guessing this set came out toward the end of that season. 

The other one was this Martin Biron from 2007-08 Victory. As you can see, it's got him playing for Philadelphia and wearing what was left of his Sabres gear. He's got the "I've just been traded" mask going here as well. Biron was acquired by the Flyers in February of 2007. 

Next are a few Brett from My Hockey Card Obsession threw in as part of a trade we completed recently. I'll have the rest of the stuff I got in a few other posts soon.

This first was this Jeff Hackett form 2003-04 Victory. I consider this to be the holy grail of "gallimaufry" as you've got almost a full mismatch of gear, and then the picture is featured on a card for a separate team altogether. During the 02-03 season, he was traded to Boston and then signed with Philadelphia the following off season, resulting in this monstrosity.

Here's another one of Hackett, from the 2002-03 Rookie Update set put out by Upper Deck. That explains why he still has all Habs gear on this one, while the early season Victory card allowed time to capture his Bruins colored glove and blocker. 

This one's a bit older, but still works just perfect for the project. It's a Ron Hextall from 1994-95 Upper Deck. In this one you can see that he's still wearing his Islanders gear, as he was traded back to the Flyers after only one season in New York. 

This next one is another Hextall from the same season, featuring pretty much the same equipment setup as the one before it. As you can see he's got the blue and orange pads and glove. He does have an all black blocker, so maybe this was the beginning of his transition to black and orange equipment in order to match his new team. 

This one's an excellent piece for the collection, as I can't really think of a better contrast of equipment and uniform than black/red and teal/white. This one is from 1996-97 Donruss Elite and features Ed Belfour, who was traded to San Jose midway through the season after turning down a contract extension with Chicago. 

Here's another one featuring Eddie the Eagle in his red and black Blackhawks gear while wearing the teal of San Jose. One thing I will say about this set is that I hate scanning them, you can't really get an idea of how the card actually looks without actually holding it. 

Fast forward a few years and you have this next one featuring former Red Wings backup Kevin Hodson with the Tampa Bay Lightning. This one, from 1999-00 OPC shows Hodson with most of his Red Wings gear, most likely during the end of the 1998-99 season when he was traded in a deal that sent Bill Ranford and Wendel Clark to the Wings. 

This one features one of the best mask designs ever, as Steve Shields was traded from Boston to Florida in October of 2003. The result was him wearing all of his Bruins gear with the Panthers, as evident by this card from 2003-04 Beehive. 

Now, let's go back a few years to 1996-97, where this card from the Leaf Limited set features Damian Rhodes of the Ottawa Senators. As you can see, he still has his leg pads from Toronto. He was first traded to the Islanders, then to the Senators in January of 1996. 

This next one involves another Maple Leaf, this time Tom Barrasso. The picture on this card from 2002-03 OPC features Barrasso in a Leafs uniform with red and white pads. Those are from his time in Carolina, from where he was traded to the Leafs in March of 2002. 

This next one is a bit older and features Jimmy Waite of the San Jose Sharks. As you can see, he is shown in his Sharks gear minus the mask of course. It was the last piece of equipment he changed after he was dealt to the Sharks in June of 1993 by the Blackhawks. 

Here's another one featuring Waite with the Sharks. This time you get a better look at the overall equipment set up and while the mask is the only mismatch, that is still enough to make it in the collection as it sticks out like a sore thumb against the teal and white.

This last one features Jeff Reese of the Hartford Whalers. On this 1994-95 Parkhurst card, he is shown in a Whalers uniform with contradicting white and red leg pads. That's because he was traded from Calgary in November of 1993.

That's it for right now. These were some great additions to the project. I still have a few more to share that I found searching through my collection, but I'll save those for another post. Thanks again to Michael and Brett for these awesome additions!

Goaltending Gallimaufry Count: 25


  1. This project is gonna look really messy in binders, but it's gonna look really cool at the same time :P

  2. You got that right! I just put them in the pages in the order I get them, so some pages have as many teams represented by equipment as there are by uniforms.

  3. Hah! That was fun.

    I remember when Belfour was traded...someone at my local ice rink made fun of Eddie's mismatched gear and uniform and referred to Belfour as "a box of Chiclets." 15 years later and that still cracks me up.

  4. There's a couple that I found in 1994/95 Donruss that I found. Tim Cheveldae & Jeff Reese. And another Hextall in 94/95 Pinnacle Select. If you don't have these already I can send them to you

  5. Rob, I don't think I have them, can you email me scans of each.