However, Eliot did not “earn” a card in the 1985-86 O-Pee-Chee set, since that year O-Pee-Chee scaled back its set size from 396 to 264 cards. He was beat out by Kings’ starting netminder Bob Janecyk–also a rookie in ’84-85–as the lone Kings’ goalie in the set.
In 1985-86, Eliot played 27 games for the Kings. But again, he was omitted from the 1986-87 card sets, while teammate Janecyk was featured in both the Topps and O-Pee-Chee sets for 1986-87. That year, he played another 24 games for the Kings, but that did not get him a card in the mainstream 1987-88 sets (though he did get a Panini sticker that year).
Eliot did have three cards in sets issued by the Kings, but never a mainstream trading card. So, at the request of a friend, I made custom cards of Eliot in the design of 1985-86 and 1986-87 O-Pee-Chee cards.
Eliot is currently an in-studio analyst for Detroit Red Wings games. He suited up in 3 games for the Wings in 1987-88.