Okay, the title is a bit of a stretch. See, I've been cleaning out my room lately, which largely means going through boxes and boxes of baseball, football and hockey cards. When I was in elementary school, I spent most evenings watching the Caps and playing with my hockey cards (literally, hitting a ball or rolled up piece of paper with the cards on this awesome "rink" my mom made for me). But back to the point of the post-I never had the full team roster's cards, so I had to make a few of my own. And I never had the artistic ability (as you will see) to come anywhere near drawing the Caps' logo correctly. For your viewing pleasure, I have uploaded some of my homemade Caps cards as well as some of the best real cards I found yesterday.
You know, it's a shame the Caps never went to lime green uniforms, but that was probably one of the available markers at the time. (Side note-Mironov, Gonchar and the Tezikov one that you will see later appear to be drawn by my non-Kellobellow sister.)
Next (from the same series, I might add) are the all-blue uniforms with lime green gloves, skate laces (or are they sock stripes?) and sticks. Another poor decision by the Caps; these uniforms could have been epic wins.
In my attempts to make my cards cooler, I added a 1 card insert called "Crunch Crew" directly copied from the Score '91 set.
For the record, here is our good friend from last night Rick Tocchet's Crunch Crew card.
Only a true star like Ken Klee (who apparently dabbled at LW, Tyler Sloan style) could pull off the all-brown unis. Let me add that his number is 2 and not 21 in the card...the "1" in question is actually the outline of his arm.
Only one of my homemade cards featured anyone rocking the red, and it was no other than Jim Carey. I got a Jim Carey card at some point, so this was probably one of the first cards I made. You'll be able to tell.
Last but not least is a card that epitomizes why card companies make cards and I do not. Behold, "All-Star" Jan Bulis!
Despite the fun, nostalgic feeling I get after looking through these cards, there is nothing that can compete with how I felt when I pulled this card out of the pile yesterday...let's just say I would have rec'ed the shoebox if I could have.
Other winners from the same shoebox include:
There is a clear winner from my findings, though. I'd like to thank Sports Illustrated for Kids for this one, which I'll end on. Thank you for reading!
Some links in case you have no idea who some of these players are: