Thursday, March 3, 2011


What is one thing that will make you put a 5 cent card in a top loader? Photography. I've taken a few photography courses in school (kinda a waste of time) but I did learn about what makes a photo "great". In my eyes these cards have great photography. The photo on the card can make or break a card, here are some of my picks for the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 1991-92 Upper Deck Hockey.

Talk about business behind the play. Looks like Hogue-ster can handle himself though. Wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley.

This guy is obviously relieved he scored this goal. He must be happy he scored because he only got 6 goals in 1990-91. Celebration photography should be used more than it is now. 

These horizontal cards were done perfectly. There are tons of cool goalie shots in this set. This one shows the old style way of goal tending. Wamsley caught a bit of air on this glove save. Very impressive photography.

Another horizontal card and another goalie card. This time of the Barrasso variety, great depth of field in this photo. Shows parts of the goalie equipment you don't normally see. Notice how most of the goalies don't have crazy busy design's on there masks. They're simple and classy. Most masks today have random things everywhere, don't get me wrong, some are really well done...BUT...simple is always nice too.

The back of this card makes me cringe. Really nice save by Barrasso here. Glove save and the splits! Top Notch!

Definitely my favorite card of them all. How this happened...I have no clue. How could the play have gone, so that a Philly player is throwing Tanner over his shoulder. Crazy shot by the photographer. The man behind in the stands is disgusted by this

On that note, we will finish off today's blog. Some pretty great photos for my readers to mull over. Let me know if you'd like to see some more card photo's in the future. If you think their is a way to make this segment better let me know! Look for a few consecutive Goalie Project posts in the near future! 



  1. Good picks (the set and the cards). I definitely liked to see more card photos in the future. How about close up pics of the goalie masks? Like the one of Roy in 1991-92 Upper Deck.

  2. Thanks for the advice!
    Funny enough I had that exact Roy card lined up for the next time...