Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Goaltending Gallimaufry: Between the Pipes

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

Along with the other projects I've been posting about, I've gotten back into things with this one too. This has always been my favorite side project so it's nice to finally have some new cards to show off. These all come from the lot of 03-04 BAP Between the Pipes I bought recently on eBay. I didn't specifically buy the lot for this project, but figured there would be at least one or two good candidates in the mix. Turns out there were seven!

Up first we have Steve Shields of the Florida Panthers. This setup has been featured on here before and is one of the more obvious mismatches of the group. Shields is pictured in the Panthers white jersey, but clearly his equipment shows that he belongs in Boston. Shields was traded to Florida back in October of 2003

This next one features Blackhawks goaltender Michael Leighton. He is shown in their red uniform with blue, white, and yellow equipment. The mismatch is because he had been with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL . Click here to see a picture of him in an Admirals uniform with this same setup.

Up next is Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild. He is shown in a black Wild practice jersey with blue and white gear from his time with the Regina Pats. This almost needs its own sub-category for guys shown in practice jerseys. It is very similar to this one I posted of Gerald Coleman back in 2013.

This next one features former Panthers goaltender Jani Hurme. Prior to playing in Florida, Hurme spent a few seasons in Ottawa. You can clearly see his Senators themed mask on this one. It also appears that his red and black gloves would have been from Ottawa as well. The funny thing about this card, and something I didn't even notice at first, is that Hurme is listed with the Atlanta Thrashers as evident by the team logo on the card. 

Up next is Zac Bierk of the Phoenix Coyotes. He is shown in their white jersey with black, white, and silver gear. The pads aren't as much of the mismatch as the gloves are, since silver isn't even a part of the Coyotes color scheme. His mask also appears to be from his time with the Detroit Vipers.

This one has former Mighty Ducks goaltender Martin Gerber. He is pictured in the dark eggplant Mighty Ducks jersey, but is wearing all black pads and gloves. I know technically there is black in the team logo, but it was not one of their primary colors unless you include that awful black and purple third jersey they wore back then. Maybe his pads were meant for that. Even if that's the case, I'm still including it because it just looks strange. 

Last but not least we have Ryan Miller. He is shown wearing a white Sabres jersey with red, white, and blue pads. It's not the most obvious mismatch, but still a good one for this project. Click here to see a better look at these pads clashing with the Sabres uniform.


That's it for now. These are some nice additions to the project and its got me wanting to get out there and find some more. Maybe a card show is my near future. I haven't been to one of those is what seems like forever now.

Goaltending Gallimaufry Count: 177


  1. There's an even better example out there for Hurme. He has a relic card in 05-06 Upper Deck which clearly shows the Senators mask, a Panthers jersey, and he's listed as being with the Thrashers (for whom he never played a minute). The swatch is from a Senators jersey as well.

    1. Thanks for the heads up! I'll have to keep an eye out for that one.

  2. Always liked these when you posted them. That Leighton card is just ghastly.

    1. Thanks! I really enjoy finding and posting these cards. Its something a bit different and I think that makes it more fun.