Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Goaltending Gallimaufry: Kickin' It Old School

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

For anyone actually counting the cards from my last pack break (Sal, I see you noticed it already) you may have figured out that I only showed off 14 of the 15 cards. No, I was not shorted a card, I just thought it deserved it's own post, and you can see why below:

So how cool is that? This was the last place I thought I would find a good candidate for this project. This is now one of the oldest cards I've found for this project. Gotta love the old school pads, look how small they are compared to today's equipment.

The reason for the mismatch in Hrudey's equipment was a trade from the New York Islanders to the Los Angeles Kings during the 1988-89 season. He would go on to play seven more seasons with the Kings before signing with San Jose for two seasons.

This just goes to show you that there is still a place for cards from sets like this, even if there are a million copies of each. Now I'm curious to see if there are any more Gallimaufry candidates from Pro Set. Or any other junk wax sets.

Goaltending Gallimaufry Count: 79 


  1. Solid, solid card. Great stuff.

  2. Pro Set seemed to have used a good number of photos from 1988-89 in their 1990-91 set.