Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Goaltending Gallimaufry: Card Show Pickups

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

This past weekend I made it out to one of the monthly Gibraltar Trade Center shows and managed to grab a few things for several of my PC projects. Today I will focus on my Goaltending Gallimaufry pickups, all of which I was able to find in various quarter boxes.

The first is this Adam Berkhoel from 2005-06 Fleer Ultra. It's a Gold Medallion version which almost helps highlight the mismatch between his Thrashers jersey and his red, white and black equipment. That color scheme actually came from his time with the Gwinett Gladiators of the ECHL. Click here to see their uniforms at the time.

The second is another former Atlanta Thrasher, Frederic Cassivi. He is pictured in the Thrashers dark uniform with mismatching black, maroon, and white equipment. Not 100% sure, so this is either from his time with the Hersey Bears or the Chicago Wolves, where he split time for the 2001-02 season.

Next is another Craig Anderson for the project, similar to the last one I pulled from a pack of Score. He is pictured in the Senators home red uniform and his Colorado Avalanche equipment makes for a perfect Gallimaufry candidate. By the way, did you notice the Ottawa sticker on the chin of his mask?

Time to jump back in time to a busy period for hockey cards. This Marty Biron is from one of Pacific's many sets from the late 90's, early 2000's. While the mismatch is not as obvious because he's got the right pads, the Rochester Americans mask still makes this one another good candidate for the project.

Next we have another repeat offender in Kevin Nastiuk of the Carolina Hurricanes. Click here to see the first one. He is pictured here in Carolina's dark jersey with orange, white, and black equipment. This is the result of his time with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL prior to being drafted by the Hurricanes.

Lastly we have Cedrick Desjardins of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is pictured in Tampa's home black uniform with blue and white gear that has redish orange trim, definitely a mismatch if you ask me. It's either from his time with the Norfolk Admirals or the Hamilton Bullgods of the AHL. He does have a nice Lightning themed mask though.

That's it for today, six excellent pieces for the growing collection. These bring me almost to the 100 mark, which is pretty neat if you ask me. I wonder how far this project can take me as there has to be at least a few goalies every season that change teams without chaning equipment, am I right? 

Goaltending Gallimaufry Count: 92

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