Monday, September 17, 2012

Patrik Stefan: A Trio of Rare Promos???

Today I have something a bit different for my newly started Patrik Stefan PC: a trio of promo cards, or at least that's what I think you would consider them to be. I got all three in a lot on eBay a little while back for about $5 plus shipping.

The first was this one from Topps. It's directly based on the 1999-00 Topps base card design, but is different in that it has a silver border, where the regular cards all had a gold border. Click here to see one of those for reference. 

This one is also numbered differently than the regular cards. Patrik's card in the regular Topps set is number 14, while this one is numbered ATL-PS.

The next one is a bit of a head scratcher. It looks exactly like the regular base version of the 1999-00 Pacific Paramount cards, but it has a different picture of Stefan than the "regular" versions I've seen. Click here to see one of these for reference.

I'm not sure on this one because the numbering on the back is the exact same as the "regular" cards, so the only difference is the picture you see above.

The last one is the best of the three, beacuse its not just a different version of another set. Well, I guess that's not 100% true, as it's strongly based on another Upper Deck set. Click here to see an example of 1999-00 MVP for reference.

So there you have it, a few "unique" pieces for my Stefan collection. I like the direction this project is going so far as most of his stuff is dirt cheap and I can get some really cool looking inserts and parallels from the early 2000's. Plus, it's always cool to find things like this for a player collection, am I right?


  1. I <3 promo cards! I've been collecting them since the mid 90's... but these are the first three I've seen. Nice additions to your PC.

  2. First one is:
    1999-00 Topps Arena Giveaways #ATLPS Patrik Stefan

    Second one dunno.

    Third one is:
    1999-00 Upper Deck Arena Giveaways #AT1 Patrik Stefan

    So those two were cards given before hockey game.