IN THE CARDS
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.