Friday, February 10, 2012

Goaltending Gallimaufry: Are You Kidding Me?

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

Happy Friday everyone, and sorry for the corny title, but I had to do something as this post is about a new twist on the project. First of all, thanks to Chris over at Flamestuff, another great hockey card blog you should check out, for pointing out and previously sharing these two beauties. Click here for the original post.

Luckily, I was able to find both of them in one of my 90's monster boxes full of junk wax base cards. The first is this Trevor Kidd from a 1992-93 Upper Deck subset, showing him in the 1992 Ice Hockey World Championship with Team Canada. The reason this card works for the project is the mismatch between his Flames equipment and the Team Canada colors. Plus, what's the deal with the blue pants? Isn't Canada always just red and white?

Now, where this gets weird is the next card, also a Trevor Kidd from 1992-93 Upper Deck, this time showing him with his NHL team the Calgary Flames. In this one he's wearing Team Canada colored pads and a blatantly obvious Team Canada mask. What's up with that? Why does he have the exact opposite of what he should in both pictures?

So there you have it, another interesting twist in the world of mismatched goaltender equipment. Pretty interesting, isn't it? I guess you never know what you'll find with a project like this, and that's what I love about it. Plus it's cheap, and I get to share some of the most random cards this way.

Goaltending Gallimaufry Count: 68


  1. Never noticed that before and I have both of these cards. Great post!

    1. Same here, once Chris posted it over on Flamestuff, I knew I had them somewhere.

  2. I have that World Champs Kidd card somewhere, I really liked the card as a kid - Kidds pose on the card especially. Didn't notice anything strange about him wearing the Flames colors at that time and I still don't think it's all that odd.

    I've never seen the secnd card before but I like it; I like the fact that he's sporting the Team Canada bucket.