Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ray Bourque Swatch Card

When I got this card and looked at the front, I was thrilled - a swatch card of a hockey legend in the person of Raymond Bourque, the legendary Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche defenseman, and a painting of him too, just like my framed autographed lithograph.

The back of the card, however, absolutely leaves to be desired:
Uncoated, grey cardboard, no design, and the vaguest memorabilia description I've seen in a while:
The memorabilia has been certified to us as having been used by Ray Bourque.
In a game (official or otherwise)? Is it a jersey, a sock? Could it be a t-shirt he wore on the way to practice or at the beach? Nowhere does it say where he wore it...

I'm already not a fan of sets that feature living and deceased folks of varied backgrounds (sports figures, politicians), but also animals... and that's exactly what this 2011 Goodwin Champions set by Upper Deck (card #M-RB) is all about. But I took a chance at a buck a pack and got a hit, so I can't really complain...


  1. Yeah, thanks. What I was hoping for was maybe a Joe Sakic, but knowing my usual luck, thought I wouldn't get anything.

    On a scale from 0 to 10, I think I scored a 9!