Friday, March 14, 2014

Tomas Vokoun Dual Jersey Card

You know how one year, all the cards you break from packs seem to be of the same player or the same team? Well, here's a card that's a lot like the last one, from Upper Deck's 2008-09 SP Game-Used Edition (card #AF-VO of the Authentic Fabrics inserts, the Dual Jerseys sub-set):
Two swatches, a black one and a really cool yellow mesh one, and an up-close picture of Tomas Vokoun's mask and Florida Panthers black (home) jersey. The back of the card states the uniform was used in a... Nashville Predators game, though (thus explaining the yellow mesh), but I appreciate the detail.

He is now with the Pittsburgh Penguins and suffered a medical issue with a blood clot earlier this season; he has apparently resumed skating, but there is no timetable for his return. He had had a spectacular post-season last year, relieving Marc-André Fleury and registering a shutout against the New York Islanders in his first playoff game in 6 years, after sharing one with Fleury the game before. He eventually went 6-5 in 11 games, with a 2.01 GAA and .933 save percentage, though Pens fans probably thought the team should have made it further.

We hope he gets well soon, of course.

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