Monday, March 1, 2010


Before Sidney Crosby became the most dominant (that's debatable) and decorated NHLer under the age of 23, Pittsburgh had another iconic superstar - Mario Lemieux.

Lemieux, like Crosby, had a stellar junior career, was the first overall pick, led his team to a Stanley Cup and even had a "where were you when..." goal in the 1987 Canada Cup.

Oh does that bring back great memories!

Anyways, my point is, Lemieux was a dominant force on the ice, even in his return from retirement - he was the leader.

This card really caught my eye and I think is a good representation of that dominance.

1990/91 Upper Deck #144

It was in this year that cardboard photography really took a step up. Upper Deck pushed the boundaries of capturing photos that had never been seen before.

The low angle shot really evokes a sense of power. Anticipation. The calm before the storm.

A real unique looking card for its time.

1 comment:

  1. Despite a deep seated hatred of Super Mario, I always seem drawn to that particular card of him.