Friday, May 27, 2011


When you see a box or tin saying "Jumbo card inside!" do you get excited? Would you pay that extra 2 bucks for that one extra piece of crap fun? Most lower end sets will give you a jumbo card as extra incentive. For example, Ovation...

Victory has also been known to throw in jumbo cards in blasters and tins...

Personally, I see no point in owning these cards. I guess they are neat to have but there is no sense for me to grab these cards as singles. Although, I do have a few jumbo cards I enjoy but for other reasons.

As I've mentioned before on c4k sometimes I'll get some special packages from the Canucks organization for being a season ticket holder. A few years ago they sent me 6 jumbo hockey cards of former Canucks.

Remember these guys? The silky version of the jumbo cards.

Of course though, nothing makes a jumbo card better than a signature of a childhood favorite. Whether it's a mascot or a Canucks goalie!

I guess this could count as a Cloutier card in the Goalie Project. 

Alex Auld - 3/3 COMPLETE! 26 TOTAL
Murray Bannerman - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Martin Brochu
Richard Brodeur - 1/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Gary Bromley
Bruce Bullock
Sean Burke
Frank Caprice
Jacques Caron
Dan Cloutier - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Ed Dyck
Ken Ellacott
Bob Essensa
Mike Fountain
Troy Gamble - 2/2 COMPLETE! 21 TOTAL
George Gardner
John Garrett - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Glen Hanlon
Johan Hedberg - 2/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Rick Heinz
Corey Hirsch
Charlie Hodge
Arturs Irbe
Jason LaBarbera - 2/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Ken Lockett
Roberto Luongo - 3/3 COMPLETE! 38 TOTAL
Drew MacIntyre - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Cesare Maniago - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Bob Mason
Dave McClelland
Steve McKichan
Kirk McLean
Rob McVicar - 1/1 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Alfie Michaud
Tyler Moss
Mika Noronen - 2/3 COMPLETE! 5 TOTAL
Maxime Ouellet
Félix Potvin - 3/3 COMPLETE! 25 TOTAL
Andrew Raycroft - 1/3 COMPLETE! 6 TOTAL
Curt Ridley
Dany Sabourin - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Curtis Sanford - 3/3 COMPLETE! 6 TOTAL
Cory Schneider - 1/2 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Corey Schwab
Petr Skudra - 3/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Gary Smith
Garth Snow
Kevin Weekes
Steve Weeks
Kay Whitmore
Dunc Wilson - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Wendell Young

So what's your view on jumbo cards. Love them or hate them?



  1. Jumbo cards can be GREAT if done right. For example:

    -- 1980-81 OPC Super Photos
    -- 1997-98 Beehive
    -- 1997-98 Donruss Studio Portraits

    But super-sized versions of cards like Victory...not really exciting. What's the point?

  2. I think they are fun - I have a few victory ones but as you say not exciting.

    I do have a double sized Upper Deck rookie cards of Carey Price and Jordan Staal - that I like. Although the one of Fabian Brunnstrom from UD says commemorative card on it- which detracts from the look

  3. Funny you mention the Super photos Sal, I have a chance to buy the full set and have been debating doing that or just the Gretzky from that set.

    In all I like them, my fav are the Oversized Young Guns.

  4. I mostly have trouble classifying them anywhere, so if I can,t get them autographed, I tend to want to sell them.