Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Side Project: Nashville Predators

Now that I've been back at the whole card collecting thing for a little while, I've decided to start another side project to go along with my recent interest in the Nashville Predators. It was during the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs that I started watching their games and they immediately became my favorite team at the time. 

The Red Wings had missed the playoffs for the first time in forever, so I needed someone to root for and Nashville was a perfect fit. I love country music and have enjoyed every trip I've made to the city of Nashville. Plus they had one of my favorite jerseys and overall looks last season with the gold helmets for home games. Previously they wore navy helmets and the season before they started wearing the gold ones on select nights.

As far as entertainment value, watching all of their home playoff games at Bridgestone arena last season was the most fun I've had watching hockey since the Red Wings made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final back in 2009. Hopefully they get back there again soon.

Now as far as this goes in terms of collecting, I want to focus on cards that show players in the home uniforms from the 2016-17 regular season and playoffs. The easy part is this eliminates any cards that feature the old navy helmets. The hard part is eliminating the cards that happen to feature the gold helmets from 2015-16 when they were worn on Saturday's. Luckily, Nashville hosted the All-Star game that year so the patch is a good way to differentiate photos from the two different seasons.

Since I don't have any actual cards for this project as of writing this, below is an example I found on eBay of a 2016-17 Upper Deck Premier card featuring P.K. Subban. As you can see, this shows the gold home jersey and gold helmet without the All Star patch. 

I like this type of side project because it will give me somewhat of a variety across all the different sets out there, but it will have a nice consistent look. If you've got any extras that would fall into this group let me know and maybe we could work out some kind of trade. I've got tons of extra base cards for all other teams. 

To quote the Predators goal song, "I like it, I love it, I want some more of it..."


  1. Think I might have some from the flagship ud series two but I won't be able to get them out and check for a while. Really enjoyed watching them as well...hate that they didn't get the cup. P.k. Subban has become a favorite player for me.

    1. Appreciate you checking for me. No rush though. If you do have some I'm sure we can work out some kind of trade down the road.

      I really liked watching Subban too. He was even my choice for the Predators t-shirt I bought to wear during the playoffs.