Monday, April 9, 2012

Goaltending Gallimaufry: Capital Gains

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

After seeing the news video about how the sports card hobby is dying over at MHCO a little while back, it got me thinking about one of the things I like the most about collecting, my oddball side projects. I've got two of them right now in "Captured on Cardboard" and "Goaltending Gallimaufry," both of which have seen some time on the blog lately. 

Today, as the title suggests, it's another Gallimaufry post this time featuring three former Washington Capitals goaltenders and their mismatched equipment.

This first of the trio is this Rastislav Stana from 2005-06 Victory. Right away you can see something is different as the black/grey/red color combo is a strong contrast to the blue/white/copper of the Capitals color scheme. The equipment Stana is wearing is from his time with the Portland Pirates of the AHL.

The second is this Jim Carey from 1995-96 Topps Stadium Club. This time you've got a nice contrast between all the red and white of Carey's equipment with the Capitals color scheme. This mismatch is also courtesy of the Portland Pirates, where Carey spent a bit of time, although before they changed their look in the early 2000's.

The third is this Rick Tabaracci from 1993-94 Leaf. Going even a little further back this time, you've got Tabaracci wearing all back pads/gloves along with a plain white mask. This one I can't figure out. Tabaracci was acquired from the Jets, who were red, white and blue like the Caps. The only other place he played was Moncton of the AHL, who were also red, white and blue. Anyone know where the all black is from?


So there you have it, three more closer to 100. I think the best of the three is probably the Stana, but the Tabaracci is the most obvious when it comes to the mismatch if you ask me. It's kind of hard to miss the solid black against the red, white and blue, isn't it?

Goaltending Gallimaufry Count: 76


  1. Oddball side projects are awesome. I like them because you can up with something that can literally cost you pennies.

    To everyone that thinks the hobby is too expensive, get an oddball project going.

    Tons of fun.

    I know Tabby also played with the Flames. Could it be from there?

  2. I love your oddball side projects; I think they're pretty creative.

    My favorite card from the three would be the Carey; it's just a nice shot.