I'm still here, alive and well, just haven't been very active in the whole card collecting thing for a few months now. So even though I'm still on a break from collecting, it doesn't mean I'm not excited for the 2013-14 season and all the new goalie mask art that comes with it. Jimmy Howard is still my favorite player and I was definitely looking forward to seeing what he would be wearing this season. Here's a look at his new lid.
Just like last year, this mask was done by Ray Bishop of Bishop Designs. It features the Spirit of Detroit holding up the Detroit skyline on either side of the mask. On the chin it's got the old school "D" inside a shield with red wings coming out of either side.
Bonus: Here is a look at Jimmy's other mask for breast cancer awareness. Click here to read the full story over at In Goal Magazine. It's a pretty cool looking mask if you ask me. I just really hope Panini or UD thinks to get pictures of it on some of his cards. They would go perfectly with my Goaltending Gallimaufry project.
Anyway, I haven't completely given up on cards. I'm still searching eBay once in a while for any new Howard stuff, but none of it really makes me want them that badly. I may rethink some of my collecting priorities in the near future to better streamline my collecting goals. In the mean time, I'm kind of busy with other things, so who knows when that will be.