Sometimes putting some spice into our player collections can be an interesting twist. For example, I collect P.K. Subban.
I was sorting through some 2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1 Cards from a box break, and I noticed this card …
Marc Staal pounding Subban! Kind of cool … let’s see if there are more. Another player I collect is Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Now I’m paying attention to the pictures on all the cards I was sorting … and what do you know, I came across this …
Braydon Coburn absolutely smashing Skinner! You have to love that!
Star players get ton’s of attention from fans, media, and us. They make a lot of money and get lot’s of glory. But they earn it! They are not always making big plays and scoring goals. They work at it … and sometimes the camera catches them making a mistake. I like that … its real. No poses, no glory shots … it’s what they do, in the raw.
It’s not Subban’s or Skinner’s “card”, but they are on it. And for me … it’s real and it provides a unique piece of the story about what these guys do day-in and day-out! I’ll be adding these into my player collection and keeping a look out for more!