Monday, April 8, 2013

Goaltending Gallimaufry: New Additions (Part 1)

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

This has become my favorite side project now, just because of the variety of things I've been able to come up with for it. This latest batch is no different and brought some really great pieces to the project. I've got close to 50 new cards to show, here are the first 10. 

This one from 2002-03 Upper Deck Mask Collection, shows Jean-Marc Pelletier playing for the Phoenix Coyotes. While his mask appears to be designed for the Coyotes color scheme, his pads, glove and blocker are all red and white. From what I can tell, this is from his time with the Lowell Lock Monsters, the farm team for the Carolina Hurricanes at the time.

The next one is from 1993-94 Score shows Rick Knickle playing for the Los Angeles Kings. He is sporting an all white mask and pads that all all black with red trim. Based on his career stats, it appears these would be from his time with the San Diego Gulls of the IHL


This one from 2002-03 Between the Pipes, shows Chris Mason playing for the Florida Panthers. He is pictured in a white Panthers jersey with matching glove and blocker. His leg pads and mask however, are clearly from his time with the Nashville Predators. 

This one from 1997-98 Pinnacle Certified shows Bill Ranford playing for the Washington Capitals. He is shown in a home white Capitals jersey, but the rest of his equipment is black and yellow from his time with the Boston Bruins. 

The next one is from 1999-00 Pacific and shows Kevin Hodson playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is shown here with a Tampa themed mask, but the rest of his equipment is bright red and white. This is from his time with the Red Wings before being traded at the 1999 trade deadline in exchange for Bill Ranford.

This one from 1998-99 Black Diamond shows Felix Potvin playing with the New York Islanders. He is shown here in a home white Islanders jersey with blue, white, and black equipment. This is from his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs where he spent his entire career before that time. 

The next one from 1995-96 Select Certified, shows Don Beaupre playing for the Toronto Maples Leafs. He is picture in a home white uniform, but there is a clear mismatch between the black and red on his pads, glove, and blocker. These are from his time with the Ottawa Senators before being traded to Toronto.

This one is from 2003-04 Pacific and shows Craig Anderson, although his name is misspelled Andersson, playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. There is a pretty clear mismatch between the blue and yellow of his equipment and the red and black of the Blackhawks uniforms. This is from his time with Norfolk Admirals of the AHL.

This one is from 1999-00 Dynagon Ice and shows Kevin Weekes playing for the Vancouver Canucks. He is pictured in their home white jersey with a generic mask and pads that appear to have an orange-ish red trim. This is most likely from his time with the Florida Panthers before being traded. Click here to see a picture of him in these pads with the Panthers. 

Last but not least, we have this one from 2006-07 Between the Pipes showing Jimmy Howard playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins. I've noted before that Howard is a perfect candidate for this project, but before I put any of his cards in this binder they go to my box of Howard stuff. This one would be a double so I figured why not? The mismatch with his mask comes from his college days at Maine

That's it for part one. I will have at least a few more of these posts as there were a ton of great cards for this project included in the box. I'm well over the 100 mark with this project now, which is amazing because I never thought it would really get this far. You never know until you try something I guess, right?

Goaltending Gallimaufry Count: 119


  1. Craig Anderson went by Andersson when he was younger after playing a tournament in Sweden -- he thought he'd get more attention if scouts thought he was a young Swedish goalie in the US, and (I think) his family name was originally Andersson decades back. The NHL made him drop the extra s because it wasn't his legal name.

    1. Interesting, and I just thought it was an error by Pacific. I guess you learn something new every day.