A Regal Lion Gave Me Some Cards

bailey_mascotBailey, team mascot of the Los Angeles Kings, is a cool cat. One minute, we were talking about hockey cards on Twitter. The next moment, he offered to send me some cards that I needed to help finish my set. This is the first time a team mascot has given me anything besides the creeps.

About a week later, a padded envelope from the L.A. Kings arrived in my mailbox with 24 cards inside. These are from the 1994-95 Classic “Women In Hockey” insert set.

bailey_cards_1I needed five of these cards: Hayley Wickenheiser, Karen Nystrom, Geraldine Heaney, Natalie Pickard and Cassie Campbell — the very card that drew my attention in Bailey’s tweet. Now, I’m only five cards away from finishing this set.

So I just want to give a big “thanks” to Bailey, who is hands-down the coolest mascot in the NHL.

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

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