Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Picks # 60: Jon Casey

With the lack of pickups around here lately, I thought I would dig through some more boxes of my base cards and post a few more of My Picks. This one featuring former Blues goaltender Jon Casey comes from another great 90's set: 1995-96 Parkhurst.

When you first look at this card, there is a lot going on. First you've got a nice full color picture of Casey kneeling down along with a blown-up, faded version of the same picture on top in the corner. 

The background definitely pops on this one, with a pretty scattered pattern as well as a kind of light burst effect coming from behind Casey. Add to that a tilted Blues logo that is partially covered and you've got a variety of design elements.

One thing I like is the way the player first and last names come together in the upper right corner, just inside of the outer frame of the card. It's just a little hard to read the gold foil from the scan. 

I like this set in general because when you look at it, it's not something you would expect to come from the Parkhurst brand, and I'm always a fan of card companies trying something different.


  1. My first ever live hockey game featured him in goal for the North Stars! He ended up getting the win over Tim Cheveldae! What a good trip down memory lane.

  2. Gee, I don't even remember him playing for the Blues, only the North Stars--my trip down memory lane is not so good