Sunday, July 8, 2012

Goaltending Gallimaufry: Card Show Pickups

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

Other than my existing surplus of base cards when I first started this project, the best place I've found for good candidates is any dollar, quarter, or dime box at card shops and card shows. Today I've got seven new additions to the project from my recent Gibraltar show. 

This first card is a cluster if I've ever seen one. Almost on the same level as the Jeff Hacket that Brett from MHCO was nice enough to send over a while back. It's got Hutton pictured with the Flyers in his gear from UMass Lowell, hence the red, white and blue. On top of that, the card itself lists him with the Sharks.

This next one is a bit interesting too. Not sure where the orange and white pads are from, but the bright yellow mask does not seem to go very well with them, not to mention the black, white, and blue color scheme of the Lightning uniforms.

Here we've got another minor league mix up. You can clearly see the mismatch between Lack's mask and the rest of his equipment. The blue and green of the Vancouver color scheme definitely clash with the maroon and gold of the Chicago Wolves uniforms.

Next is a guy I had never heard of before seeing this card. It set me back about $1, just because it's a Young Gun I guess, but that's ok. This one has a pretty obvious mismatch between Coleman's London Knights gear and the Tampa Bay Lightning practice jersey.

Here we have an obvious mask mismatch with a not so obvious pad/glove/blocker mismatch. You can easily see that Al's mask is meant for a Phoenix Coyotes goalie, which is what he was prior to playing for New York. And if you look closely, you can see the Phoenix maroon as the accent color on his pads.

This next one is another Jose Theodore to add to the list picturing him with the Canadiens in the gear from his time with the Hull Olympiques in the QMJHL. The black and grey equipment is a bold contrast to the Canadiens red, white and blue color scheme.

Here's another guys that's made a few appearances on this list. Michaud looks like he would fit right in with the Oilers jerseys of the early 2000's with the copper and blue, but when it comes to the Canadiens jerseys, it just makes for an awful color combination.

Not a bad haul for only getting to go through a few tables of commons boxes. I'm getting closer and closer to 100 cards for this project and would really like to get there. I love this project as it always gives me a reason to thumb through card show monster boxes, even if they are ten for a dollar cards.

Goaltending Gallimaufry Count: 86

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