Saturday, September 26, 2009

Michael Ryder And Phil Kessel - Jersey Card

Oh, serendipity! Here's a jersey card that features Michael Ryder in a red Montréal Canadiens jersey, and Phil Kessel of the Boston Bruins, with a black jersey piece (it is unclear whether it's the black shoulder on the white jersey or a piece of the darker one). Each has had a 30-goal season in those uniforms.

But Ryder is now a Bruin, and he's scored 27 goals in his only season there so far. Ironically, his salary of $4M per year for three more years is what put the Bruins over the cap and forced to trade Kessel (who had scored 36) to the Leafs a couple of weeks ago... so neither of these players are still with the team they're pictured in.

This is from Upper Deck's SPX Hockey series, for the 2008-09 season, which also happens to be the only one these two players have played together as teammates. It isn't serial-numbered, but bears the card nuber #WC-RK.

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