Friday, October 1, 2010

Captured on Cardboard #2: Mike Vernon

I came across another one of my many Red Wings cards worthy of a captured on Cardboard post. This time, it's a Mike Vernon from 1997-98 Upper Deck. This set of game dated cards is probably going to be making a few appearances as it captured some of the better moments from the 1996-97 season, like this one with Vernon and the Conn Smythe.

Again, this moment is captured both on cardboard and on video. The YouTube clip is the first part of the Cup presentation after game four of the 1997 Stanley Cup Final at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The photo on the card was taken around the 9:44 mark of the video.

It was definitely great to be a young Wings fan just getting into hockey when the Wings brought home the Cup for the first time in 42 years that night. The second Stevie Y hoisted the Cup above his head at center ice is still to this day my favorite Red Wings moment.

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