Thursday, April 29, 2021

Re-writing History

Sometimes, cards just get it wrong. Having cards printed, it'll happen - can't catch everything before getting the cards printed and distributed. That said, this is the first time I have seen a trade noted that didn't happen.

As it notes on the 1988-89 O Pee Chee card of Steve Smith, he was traded to Buffalo on 10-3-88, except apparently, that didn't actually happen.

The error wasn't corrected, and wasn't an issue in the smaller Topps set for that year because Steve didn't make the cut in the smaller set.

As for keepers/...some nice variety...

All sets that have shown up before, but this does bring the 1997 Upper Deck Series 1 completion up to 185 of 240 - not too shabby.

Also a little work on Parkhurst from 1992-93. Never been a huge fan of the international subset - too overwhelming a design with the background flag, but just a minor complaint.


Not going to complain seeing 80s hockey cards. Now, 6k into the lot, I will say that the "junk" years has been fairly minimum which is amazing, and mid 90's is great, but the odd mid-80s or earlier card is pretty cool too.


  1. Looks like OPC mixed up the Smiths. The other Steve Smith was signed off of waivers on 10-3-88 by the Sabres.