Saturday, May 15, 2021

Predators: MVP Postseason

Talk about good timing. The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs start tonight and I have the perfect pair of cards for the occasion. As you may have seen in previous posts on here, I'm working on the 2017-18 MVP Postseason set for the Predators, which depicts their run from the previous season when they fell short in six games to the Penguins.

Up first is Filip Forsberg. This one is #PS6 in the set and unlike the Rinne and Subban I posted previously, this one shows the Predators in white playing one of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final games in Pittsburgh. Those were not fun to watch as a Preds fan, that's for sure.

The other one is #PS4 and features Colton Sissons, also shown playing in Pittsburgh. I will always remember him for his hat trick in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the Ducks that sent the Predators on their way to the Stanley Cup Final.

So that completes this cool little set from MVP and serves as a nice memento for that playoff run. While I usually keep my cards stored in boxes, I would actually consider somehow framing these up with like a Stanley Cup Final patch or something. That would be cool. Here's a quick idea I mocked up in Inkscape. Kind of makes me want to now.

The only displaying of cards on the wall I've ever done consisted of those small wooden plaques. I had a ton of those as a kid. I've never done any custom framing though. I might need to think about it now. Anyone have any experience with doing that?


  1. I've never done it, but my buddy who specializes in framing autographs used to own a professional mat cutter. He's done things similar to this involving photographs and cards.

    1. That's really cool! I've thought about trying to make my own mats in the past, but never went very far with it.