Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Score 91-92 Series II
Picking up exactly where they left off in the first series, with franchise players, prospects, and brothers, the only real difference in the second series is the blue borders. Like nearly all 'series II' sets from the early 90's, this set is made up of a lot of bums and unknown players that weren't good enough for the first series, plus a few stars who were traded after the first series was released.
Neil Sheehy is a good example of the kind of player that got a card in Score 91-92, Series II. After missing all of the 90-91 season with an injury, Sheehy played 35 games with the Calgary Flames (as well as 6 with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the IHL) managing all of three points (1 goal + 2 assists). He is quoted on the back of his card saying, "the game has given me everything I have. The only way anybody is going to get me out is by kicking me out." That was the last season Sheehy had in the NHL. He played parts of two seasons for Ljubljana in Slovenia before disappearing from professional hockey.
Five of my favorites:
#450 - Hubie McDonough - For some reason Score 91-92 had very few exciting action shots. This one is pretty good, except that this could just as easily be a Peter Ing card.
#554 - Brian Hayward - The Sharks were pretty exciting in their expansion year. The team was lousy, but the teal was hot! Hayward's mask was pretty rad too.
#372 - Patrick Roy (Dream Team) - Bad paintings are my favorite.
#385 - Dynamic Duo - I remember when this card used to be worth $1 back when I first got it. Rob Pearson never really panned out in the NHL. He played a total of 269 games with three different NHL teams before finishing his career with a few seasons in the IHL and one with the Frankfurt Lions of the DEL (Germany). Lindros is finishing off his career as a third liner for Dallas. Is this even worth a dime anymore? This painting, however, still rules.
#386 - A Look Into the Future - Hockey in space!
91-92 Score American
Americans got a slightly different set than Canadians. The main difference was purple borders instead of red or blue. The American set was one series of 440 cards, rather than two series' totalling 660 cards. Only the top 100 players had different photos than the Canadian cards.