Saturday, May 28, 2016

Goaltending Gallimaufry: Odds and Ends

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

My last post for this project didn't provide the usual variety since everything was from the same set. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I've just gotten used to this project having cards come from all over the place. This time I've got a bunch of odds and ends to post. Most of them were sitting around in a pile to be scanned for over a year now, one came from the card show recently and another from a trade. 

Up first is the one that I got as part of a trade with Marc B. and it features former Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood. He is pictured with the Islanders, but still has his red gear from Detroit. The weirdest part is the red pants, usually they have just a shell that can cover their existing pants to match the teams colors. Not sure why he wasn't using one of those.

Up next is the one from the card show. Thibault has been featured here before with this setup so I won't get into the details. This card is from 1993-94 Fleer Ultra Wave of the Future. It has a neat effect around the picture to go with the wave part of the set name.

Here's one that I just happened to come across tonight. I was searching for some image of Osgood with the Islanders and then stumbled onto a forum post about mismatched gear. There was a post about Clint Malarchuk and this card from 1989-90 Topps. He is shown with the Sabres, but you can see his red trimmed pads and mask from Washington. 

The rest of these were in a stack of cards I was planning on scanning eventually. First was this one 2003-04 Pacific featuring Zac Bierk. He was part of my last post so check that out for details on this mismatch. This is just a better picture of it.

Then there is this card also featuring Bierk from 2000-01 Topps. He is shown with the Lightning and the mismatch isn't as obvious. If you look closely at his mask, it is the same one shown on the card above from his time with the Detroit Vipers of the IHL. 

Up next is this one from 2002-03 MVP featuring Fredric Cassivi. He is shown with the Thrashers, but is wearing red and white gear that almost works with the team colors. Its the mask that really throws things off. From what I can tell, this is a result of his time with the Hersey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Then there was this Dan Blackburn from 2001-02 Topps. He is shown playing with the Rangers, but there is an obvious touch of black and copper in his gear that does not go well with the Rangers colors at all. This gear is from his time with Kootenay of the WHL. 

Up next is this one from 2001-02 Parkhurst featuring Scott Clemmensen. He is shown the the Devils, but his maroon and gold gear definitely does not go with the red, white and black. After some searching around online, I found out that this is from his time with Boston College. Click here to see a picture of him with this same gear while playing there. 

Here's one that I missed last time around when I did a search through my binders of base cards. It is from 2001-02 Victory and features Nikolai Khabibulin with the Lightning. While he has a Tampa themed mask, his pads and gloves are still in Phoenix colors. 

To finish things up, we have this one from from 1997-98 Score featuring Byron Dafoe of the Boston Bruins. At first glance this one doesn't seem that obvious, but when you look closely at his gear, there is no yellow to be found. That's because it is from his time in LA. Click here to see him with this exact same setup in LA.

That's it for now. With these ten I am getting closer and closer to 200 cards for this project. This is still my favorite side project and I don't plan on stopping with it anytime soon. There are just so many great cards out there for it, I just need to do a little work to find them.

Goaltending Gallimaufry Count: 187


  1. Man you have a sharp eye.

    1. Thanks! This is definitely one of my favorite projects. There is some searching involved and investigating the reason for the mismatch is half the fun.