Sunday, August 24, 2014

José Théodore Jersey Card

Has it already been a year since I last featured José Théodore? Residents of Québec will be seeing a lot more of him next season, as the now-hockey analyst woks for TVA Sports, which has secured the rights to all NHL national games, meaning between half and 60% of Montréal Canadiens games, for the next decade.

I only started watching that station during the last playoffs, and felt it was very amateurish, cliché-ridden, and far from the level RDS had accustomed us to. But unless I want to go back to just watching 20-40 games a year, I'll have to get used to it.

Sorry for being so negative for a cool card like this one:
It's from Upper Deck's 2005-06 Ice set (card #CT-JO of the Cool Threads sub-set); while the picture on the front of the card shows him wearing the Habs' white (then-home) uniform, the two-colour swatch is red and blue, and the only time they connect on a jersey is on the red one (at that time it was the ''away'' uniform, now serves for games at the Bell Centre).

Year in and year out, Ice and Artifacts are my favourite sets in terms of design (though this particular sub-set is pretty standard); I prefer O-Pee-Chee, Victory and Score (R.I.P.) in terms of price-to-number-of-cards ratio to send out for autographs, but they're usually plain-lookng, whereas Ice and Artfacts are basically works of art.

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