Anytime I see an old hockey card for whatever reason my mind goes to the movie Slap Shot. I still laugh my ass off even after seeing the movie dozens of times. I remember reading an article about Paul Newman in which he said it was one of his favorite movies to make. It is the perfect combination of crude and endearing. I think that is what makes Major League so popular as well.
My good pal Doug of Sportscards From the Dollar Store recently hooked me up with the Slap Shot reminder Pens card along with a ton of other great items.
Beau Bennett was such a tease for the Penguins. He would flash some great skill, but the guy was made out of glass. The Pens traded him for a third round pick not long after the Stanley Cup.
I think Doug has sent half the Stedman autos in my collection. Strata autos are super thick and very appealing.
The Pens have one of those good problems with Marc-Andre Fleury. He had one of his best seasons before getting hurt right before the playoffs. Matt Murray stepped in and promptly helped the Pens when the Stanley Cup. I'm sure the Pens will at least have to explore trading Fleury, but for now having two good goalies is not a bad thing. Plus Murray has little to no experience in the regular season.
The piece of jersey looks to be from one of the alternate jerseys the Pens wear. Cool card!
Thanks for all the cards Doug. I hope things with the Canadian post office has blown over. I'll be hitting you back soon.
Thanks for reading.