Even though it's missing the Crunch Crew and has no horizontal player cards at all, 92-93 Score is considerably better than the previous year's set (though still far behind the excellent 90-91 set). There isn't a ton of action on these cards, but there are a few good goalie and slapshot cards that keep things interesting. The set also includes season leaders, franchise players, 91-92 highlights, prospects (this prospect appeared in all of 21 NHL games and won just two of them), the pimply rookie dream team, the regular dream team (I still prefer bad paintings), award winners, and a few oddball extras like the Memorial Cup Champion Kamloops Blazers, 50-goal scorer Maurice Richard, father and son Kevin and Bill Dineen, '92 Stanley Cup Champions (this is the happiest I've seen Kevin Stevens and Bryan Trottier since they called Brian Bellows a "tit-fucker"), and Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning expansion team cards that show their sad-sack rosters on the backs.
It's nice that Score went back to a small simple border more like the one they had in 90-91, rather than the big red, blue, or purple borders they had in 91-92. Score also released an 92-93 American set that has the same numbering as the Canadian set (except that Jay Wells and Mick Vukota replace the two Maurice Richard cards that the Canadian set has), but different photos and an uglier design.
Five of my favourites:
#17 - Gary Suter - Another nice slapshot.
#25 - Kevin Stevens - Some snow spraying can also make for a nice card.
#182 - Dave Snuggerud - I have a soft spot for bad players on bad teams, but not as much as the guy who runs this blog. He's collected autographs from some of the most unknown and unappreciated hockey players ever, such as Troy Gamble, Derek Laxdal, and Per Djoos, to name a few.
#304 - Kay Whitmore - I'm surprised he doesn't have any of Kay Whitmore as well.
#417 - Kirk Mclean/Tim Cheveldae Season Leader - Putting two goalies on a card is always a good idea.
Also, I fixed my original post called "Hockey Cards Rule." For some reason blogger deleted a bunch of it, but it's all back now.