Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gary Leeman: 6 Autographed Cards (Part 2)

               (continued from the previous post)

And now, for three cards depicting him with the Calgary Flames, all of them taken during the NHL's 75th Anniversary season (as can be attested from the patch on the font of his jersey) and all of them with a mustache proving he's a natural redhead, first with the classic red (then-away) uniform, from Upper Deck's 1991-92 Series 2 (French Canadian Version) set (card #528):
And finally, wearing the Flames' seldom-seen-on-cards white (home) uniform:
On the left, making a swift change in direction in front of the Boston Bruins' bench and back-up goaltender Daniel Berthiaume in particular, from Pro Set's 1992-93 Parkhurst set (card #254 of the French Canadian version); on the right, from Pinnacle Brands' 1992-93 Score (card #171 of the French Canadian version), we have Gary Leeman back-checking.

It's funny, because at the time, I didn't purposely collect the French-Canadian versions of sets even though they were readily available to me; but in 2003 or so, I came across a bunch of unopened 1992-93 boxes that went for under $5 each at a discount store and stocked up - and most of them were of either the bilingual or all-French kind, and the fact that those were rarer on Ebay or for American traders in general - and perhaps also to the players themselves - made me appreciate them a bit more.

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