From the 1997 NHL Awards, this is a spoof of the Nike Skate commercials starring Kelly Hrudey of the San Jose Sharks
From the 1997 NHL Awards show, this is a fake commercial for “The Wig Helmet”, as advertised by brothers Keith and Wayne Primeau.
Stay tuned for more of these humorous videos.
I found my old VHS copy of the 1997 NHL Awards show. What made this awards show worth keeping around on tape all these years were the “comedy bits”–humorous, hockey-related skits that were put on before and after commercial breaks that lampooned our favorite game.
Here is the first satirical video, of Ron MacLean giving Phil Esposito a phone call…
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1981-82 O-Pee-Chee #317 – Dave Farrish
I wonder why O-Pee-Chee even bothered including a card of Dave Farrish in their 1981-82 set if this was the best photo they had. Sure, the defenseman played 74 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the previous season…but he barely appears on his own card. You only catch a glimpse of his visage as he slightly leans over the boards of the penalty box, wistfully gazing upwards at the O-Pee-Chee logo floating above. Continue reading “Face Time”
I normally don’t collect hockey pucks, but I had to buy this one…
I picked it up not too long ago at a card show. I love the old “Penguin with a scarf” logo. This particular cartoon Penguin looks a little fatter than the one that was used later. The scarf adds both style and motion to the design. I’ve always found these two things hilarious–in both a good and bad way. I mean, the logo is kind of cartoony and foppish…but I guess that’s why I like it. It’s fun, and doesn’t take itself too seriously (aren’t we all tired of the “snarling animal” as a sports mascott?).
This week, I picked up a bunch of Upper Deck Young Guns rookie cards from various years.
I *finally* got a Patrick Kane Young Guns card! I hope to get another one for my collection soon. I hate paying more than $10 for a “new” card, but I had to have this one (I paid a *lot* more than $10 for it, that’s for sure).
I also purchased a large lot of Young Guns from various seasons. Below are some of my favorites…
Atlanta Thrashers prospect Ondrej Pavelec has done well in the AHL this season with the Chicago Wolves, my other hometown team.
Brett Sterling has been tearing things up for the Chicago Wolves for the past two seasons.
Dustin Byfuglien has become one of my favorite Chicago Blackhawks players. He’s normally a defenseman, but has been kicking butt as a forward.
Adam Burish led the team in penalties this past season, and is one of the unsung heroes on the Blackhawks.
This Patrick O’Sullivan rookie card brings me closer to completing my 2006-07 Upper Deck set.
Same goes with this Niklas Backstrom RC. Three more Young Guns, and I’ll have the whole 2006-07 Upper Deck hockey set.
Ryan Kesler was fourth on the Canucks in scoring, right behind team captain Markus Naslund and the Sedin twins. His career seems to be on the upswing.
Alas, poor Tuomo Ruutu. I get your rookie card after you got traded to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Technically, this Tyler Arnason Young Guns card was not his
I like the look of this Jordan Leopold rookie card, with the full body shot in the foreground, and the close up ghosted in the background.
Pavel Datsyuk is an awesome player. Too bad this Young Guns rookie card has a slight “ding” on the top edge. Still cool to own, though.
Kristian Huselius was second on team scoring for the Calgary Flames this past season. Why exactly did the Florida Panthers trade him?
Third overall in scoring for Carolina this year, this Erik Cole rookie card has a Beckett value of $10. Who knew?
My sister gave this to me a few years ago. I still haven’t gotten around to opening and using it…and I probably never will:
The Slap Shot Hockey Stick Toothbrush, made by a company aptly named Sportbrush, is “Your best shot against tooth decay.” It is a toothbrush that is shaped like a hockey stick, and comes with a black “self adhesive puck holder”, which you would mount on your bathroom wall and use to hold the toothbrush. There’s something ironic about using a puck to hold a hockey stick.) Continue reading “Pittsburgh Penguins toothbrush”
1975-76 Topps card #244 – Ted Irvine
Obviously, this card has been painted over, to change the player’s uniform to that of the St. Louis Blues, mid-1970s. Whenever Topps (or O-Pee-Chee) spent time retouching a player photo, the final result ended up looking like a painting with a superimposed floating head.
The problem here is the floating head belongs to Ted Harris and not Ted Irvine. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Teds”
I’m going through some old VHS tapes, and I found this from 1994. It is a 15-second commercial for “The Mighty Ducks 2” (also known as “D2”).
Believe it or not, I have not seen any of the “Mighty Ducks” films. But I really need to, since Chris Chelios–my favorite player–appears in it, along with Wayne Gretzky, Cam Neely and Luc Robitaille.
1991-92 Upper Deck card #76 – Jamie Matthews
Back during the “boom years” of hockey cards – that warm, fuzzy era from 1990 to about 1997 or so – many players appeared in NHL sets, but did not play in an NHL game. Sometimes, all you had to do was get drafted.
Former NHL prospect Jamie Matthews is one such player. Continue reading “Two, One, Zero”