Finally, time to get these posts going. I was kind of getting worried that I would simply forget about them and have bought a $10 box of cards for nothing. Anyway, I'll start off with what I think was the worst of the bunch, a pack of 1991-92 Ultimate Hockey Premier Edition.
I've busted one pack of this stuff before with the other $10 mix box of packs. The results were less than spectacular, but hey at least it's something to open. And there are some cards of guys that went on to have decent careers in the NHL. Here's what I got:
The first card was this one featuring former Washington Capitals draft pick Justin Morrison. I couldn't really find much information on him other than a bio on the Kingston Frontenacs webpage. Click here to check it out.
Next was this one featuring Darcy Werenka. He was selected 37th overall by the New York Rangers back in 1991. While he would never suit up for an NHL club, he continued playing professionally in various leagues up until at least the 2010-11 season.
Behind door number three we have former Montreal Canadiens draft pick Brent Bilodeau. He was selected 17th overall in the 1991 draft. He also never made it to the NHL, instead bouncing around the AHL, WHL, IHL, and ECHL between 1991 and 2005.
The fourth card was this one featuring former Edmonton Oiler Steve Staios. He's the first of this pack to actually make it to the NHL, where he still is today, playing for the New York Islanders during the 2011-12 season.
The next two cards are a bit different than the rest in that they focus on only the first round picks. The first was this one again featuring Brent Bilodeau, although it would be hard to see that if the same picture wasn't already used on his other card.
Finally we have one more NHL'er in Phillipe Boucher, who was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres with the 13th overall pick in the 1991 draft. According to Hockey DB, he last played in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2008-09 season.
Nothing impressive here, but it still made for an interesting break. The one thing I find amusing about these cards is the "Smokey's" getup all of the guys are wearing. Must have been a licensing thing for them to all have to wear something that cheesy, right?
Stay tuned for pack number two...