Saturday, April 7, 2012

Captured on Cardboard # 9: Chris Chelios

This series is designed to show off cards that highlight a specific moment in time, one that can easily be recalled. Most cards just have some generic action shot that could've come from any game on any given day. That's why these cards stick out when I come across one. 

The latest one is this Chris Chelios from 1997-98 Donruss Canadian Ice. As you can see below, this one features a pretty specific moment in time, that being Chelios' entrance/introduction at the 1997 NHL All Star game in San Jose. What's neat about this one are the fireworks captured in the photo, something you don't see every day on a hockey card.


Now for a look at the video. If you fast forward to the 3:40 mark of the video, you see Chelios preparing to enter the ice for his introduction. Around the 3:47 mark is when the photo on the card was taken, just as the fireworks were set off. It looks like those were only for the starters, so that makes this particular photo that much cooler.


So there you have it, another moment captured on cardboard. This would be another cool little side project, collecting cards featuring all star game intros, wouldn't it?

1 comment:

  1. Sharp eye & great card. That game is one of the most memorable hockey games for me... watching Owen Nolan get his hat trick on his famous "called shot" will forever be embedded in my memory.

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