Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Picks # 74: Arturs Irbe

Here's another card from the latest group I was referring to in my last 'my picks' post. I know I've seen this card posted somewhere on the internet before, but I thought I'd show it here anyway, and I think you can see why. By the way, in case anyone is wondering, this one comes from 1995-96 Topps Stadium Club.

Right away, one thing I believe is unique about this card is the fact that the picture is from the inside of one of these specialty entrances. Most of the time I've seen pictures of this kind of thing, it's from the outside looking in, the exact opposite of what you've got here.

I think of all of these entrances I've seen over the years, and even though I despise San Jose, they've had the best one by far. I mean how cool is it seeing the players skate out of a shark's mouth with all of those huge teeth?

Here's a better look at it from the outside:

It's also not all that often you see a picture of players from the backside, but in this case it works with the rest of the photo on the card. Click here to check out Puck Junk for a good example of when a photo from behind doesn't work, at all.

That's it for now, I've got a few packages recently and some more on the way so I should be able to update several of my projects in the coming days, so stay tuned...


  1. Very cool looking card, I've never seen it before now.

  2. Same here, hadn't seen that one before. Great card!

  3. Maybe I'm just imagining things then, I swear I've seen this thing somewhere in the sports cards blogosphere...

  4. That is a great card. I've never seen that one before.

    Will definitely have to track it down for my pc.

  5. Irbe was always one of my favourite underrated goalies.