Sunday, July 6, 2014

Goaltending Gallimaufry: Card Show Pickups

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

In addition to the Howard pickups I showed off in my last post, I was also able to find some great pieces for this project from a couple of quarter and dollar boxes. This project is one of the reasons I love just sitting and sorting through boxes and boxes of base and low end inserts. You never know what you're going to find. 

Up first is one of four Upper Deck Young Guns I was able to find in a dollar box. This one is from 2006-07 and features Adam Dennis. He is pictured in the Sabres dark blue jersey with maroon, white and yellow gear. As far as the reason for the mismatch, I was stumped at first. Then after some research I realized that it's not even Adam Dennis pictured here, it is actually Adam Berkhoel. Dennis wore #35 for the Sabres and Berkhoel wore #31. Click here to see the actual picture used on the card from Getty Images for the proof.  

A little more searching on this one and there is more proof in the fact that all of Adam Dennis' other UD rookie cards show him wearing his #35 with a plain white mask and white/grey pads. Click here to see his RC from SP Authentic and click here to see it from Hot Prospects. Kind of feel bad for the guy if his RC doesn't even have his picture on it. 

Now onto one a little less exciting from the same set. Here we have former Flyers goaltender Martin Houle. He's been featured here before with the same setup. He is pictured in the Flyers white jersey with gear that almost matches perfectly, except for the purple accents. Those are thanks to his time with the Phantoms of the AHL. 

Up next is another one from 2006-07, this time featuring former Wild goaltender Miroslav Kopriva. He is pictured in the Wild's white jersey with matching pads and gloves. The mismatch comes in the form of his mask. It is from his time with HC Rabat Kladno of the Czech Extraliga where he played from 2003-05. 

Here is the last of the four Young Guns rookies. It features the late Stefan Liv of the Detroit Red Wings. Tragically, he was a member of the KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl when the team plane crashed in 2011. He was only 30 years old at the time. As far as the card goes, it shows him in a lot of Red along with Detroit's white jersey. The only thing out of place is the orange, white and black glove. This one I cannot figure out. 

Now onto something a bit older, but still related to the Red Wings. He is shown playing for the Adirondack Red Wings, who had jerseys identical to those of the Detroit Red Wings. His pads are black and white from his time with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. 

Up next is another oldie, this time from 1992-93 Parkhurst featuring former Whalers goaltender Sean Burke. He is shown in the Whalers dark blue jersey with a plain white "just got traded' mask along with white gear that has some red accents. The mismatch has to be from when he was traded from New Jersey to Harford in late August of 1992. 

Lastly, we have one of the great Patrick Roy. This one comes from 1995-96 Bowman and shows Roy in the Avalanche dark maroon jersey with what appears to be his blocker and glove from Montreal. The pads look to be changed over to Avs colors at this point. He is also sporting the plain white "just got traded" mask after being dealt to Colorado in December of 1995 after getting lit up for 11 goals by the Wings. 

That's it for now. I wish I had been able to find more than seven of these at the show, but I will definitely take what I can get. I will continue to be on the lookout for these things at shows and hope to close in on the 200 mark for the project here soon. Only 30 more to go. 

Goaltending Gallimaufry Count: 170


  1. I hate to be "that guy" but on the Liv card his Catch glove or Trapper is mis colored NOT his blocker. I play goalie so that sorta bugs me.

    1. My bad, good catch! I guess that's what I get for writing the post at 1:30 am after a long day...