IN THE CARDS

The Hockey News - - Buzz - – Sal Barry of Puck­Junk.com

In its 1991-92 hockey set, Up­per Deck made cards of play­ers who ap­peared in that sum­mer’s Canada Cup tour­na­ment. They scored a hat trick, too, by in­clud­ing prospects who hadn’t yet played in the NHL but would go onto Hall of Fame ca­reers. Nick­las Lid­strom (mis­spelled “Nik­las” on the card), who de­buted later that fall with the Red Wings, had his first-ever card in the set, as did Teemu Se­lanne, who be­gan his ca­reer a year later with the Jets. But the biggest coup for Up­per Deck was the card for Eric Lin­dros, the first-over­all draft pick in 1991. Legally, only Score could make cards of Lin­dros that year, but Up­per Deck skirted the is­sue by in­clud­ing ‘The Big E’ as part of the Canada Cup sub­set.

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