Custom Cards: 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee Jeremy Roenick & Curtis Joseph

2007-08_OPC_Joseph  2007-08_OPC_Roenick
Those of you who follow this website are probably familiar with my Autograph Blog. But few of you probably knew about my now-former Custom Hockey Card blog.

Yep, I had a custom hockey card blog. And I hadn’t updated it in 2 years, so I decided it was time to let that one go. If only all webmasters were so conscientious and would clean up cyberspace by deleting their abandoned blogs.

Anyway, I’m still going to make custom cards. And I am going to show off some of the cards I made in the past. Here are two customs from the 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee set.

2007-08_OPC_JosephCurtis Joseph appeared in 9 games for the Calgary Flames in 2007-08. All of his cards from that season picture him with his previous team, the Phoenix Coyotes. The following year, he’d play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. No cards were made of Joseph with the Flames, so I made a custom using the 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee set. It’s not the greatest looking set, but it is easy enough to spoof. I used this card to fill in a gap in my Career in Cards article about Joseph.

2007-08_OPC_RoenickOn the other hand, Jeremy Roenick did not get any cards made of him during the 2007-08 season, save for a few Jersey cards. Roenick said prior to the start of the season that he was going to retire, but San Jose Sharks General Manager (and former teammate of Roenick) Doug Wilson talked him into playing 2 more years with the Sharks. Like Joseph, I also did a Career in Cards article about Roenick, so I needed something to put for that season. J.R. netted his 500th goal in 2007-08, so it is disappointing that he didn’t get any cardboard that year.

Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

5 thoughts on “Custom Cards: 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee Jeremy Roenick & Curtis Joseph”

  1. I have a project called one star, one sheet. I try to represent the players career in 9 cards. For Joseph, there is a card with him in a Flames jersey, 2008-09 OPC. He wears a flames jersey, but the card says Toronto Maple Leafs.

    1. I try to avoid those “Franken-Cards” where it uses an outdated photograph, at least when it comes to “Career in Cards.” I also try to use a card from the year they actually played with the team–which is less likely with older sets but pretty good with current sets having update sets and series 2 and such.

      Plus, Joseph was a pretty awesome player. I’m surprised Upper Deck did not try a little harder to make a card of him with the Flames that season.

  2. Well found a real CUJO in Flames jersey card… 2008-09 Ultra Uniformity #UA-CJ Curtis Joseph… it is a game used card but unfortunately the swatch is from his Coyotes jersey.

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