Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Red Wings: Card Show Pickups

Every time I go to one of the local card shows there is obviously an abundance of Red Wings cards available. Most of the time they are way overpriced, but sometimes you can find some better deals if you look in the right places. These cards all came from either the $12 for 10 box or the quarter box, so they didn't break the bank or anything. 

The first one from 2011-12 Donruss Elite is my favorite and features Steve Yzerman hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time back in 1997. I was in 3rd grade when this happened and just really getting into hockey and the Red Wings, so I will always remember that moment.

Up next is another Yzerman, this time a Diamonation insert from 1999-00 Black Diamond. I've always like this set and couldn't pass this one up. I really like the contrast between the background and the red, it makes the picture really pop.

To complete the hat trick of Yzerman's is this Crunch Timers insert from 2001-02 Upper Deck. I had never even seen this set before and the bright font of the numbers really stuck out when I first saw this card in the box.

Here we have another card that scanned like crap. This Fedorov is from 1998-99 SPx. The design of the card is pretty nice, its just kind of hard to see here. One thing I always liked about the older SPx cards was the large foil stamp for the set logo.

Here's another card that didn't scan well, also from SPx. This is from 1998-99 SPx Finite and features Brendan Shanahan. I like the look of the rink logo embedded in the card, it just seems to be a little off center in this case. Still a nice card overall though.

Here's one for my Wings goalie collection. This Curtis Joseph is from 2002-03 Upper Deck Last Line of Defense. CuJo definitely has one of the best Wings masks and you get a nice view of the front of it here. The only bad thing about this card is how about only half of it is used for the main area of the picture.

Here is another SPx set that I remember seeing a lot of as a kid. This is the 1999-00 version and lacks the lager embedded SPx logo from previous years. This is still a nice set though. Its printed on a nice thick card stock and the rainbow foil background looks great.

Last but not least is this Sergei Fedorov from 1995-96 Fleer Metal. It is part of the Heavy Metal set and is yet another card that doesn't want to scan well.

That's it for the Wings stuff I got at the show. This isn't a ton of stuff, but still some really nice additions to the collection. That's what I really like about collecting a team like the Red Wings: there is always going to be something new for me to find. At this point I have no idea how many Wings cards I have. All I know is I can't wait to add more.


  1. Fantastic haul of 90s (for the most part) Red Wings cards!

    1. Thanks! The 90's are definitely my favorite decade of cards.

  2. That is a fantastic card of Stevie Y hoisting the Cup.

    1. Its one of the best ones I've seen with a picture from the 97 Cup win.