Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1 vs. 100 - Still More AutoDrafts

It seems like Christmas just keeps on giving here early in the new year.

For the third day in a row I have had a nice little mailday that has resulted in some great cards for the PC. This time, it's a trio of cards for the 1 vs. 100 project.

And once again, it's the SPGU AutoDraft set that gets some face time.

2005/06 SPGU AutoDraft
#AD-CD Chris Drury /72

Chris looks like he's just played a practical joke on his Junior High School classmates, but that didn't stop him from being drafted 72nd overall in 1994.

I don't believe he ever donned the Nordiques jersey for actual game play as the Quebec franchise moved to Colorado probably right after this photo was taken.

Those were some good ol' days for the Avs.

2005/06 SPGU AutoDraft
#AD-TP Tom Poti /59

Wow. Poti was drafted 15 years ago. He's put together a fairly decent NHL career. Decent enough for a guy taken 59th overall in 1996? Tough to say.

2005/06 SPGU AutoDraft
#AD-TG Tim Gleason /23

I wouldn't have guessed that it's Gleason who's the highest drafted player of the three listed here.

Interesting of note, he never played for the Senators as he was dealt to the LA Kings in 2003 for Bryan Smolinski.

After a couple seasons in Los Angeles, he was traded along with Eric Belanger to the Carolina Hurricanes for Oleg Tverdovsky and Jack Johnson (didn't know he was originally a Cane).

Sadly, Gleason arrived in Carolina just after the Canes won the Stanley Cup in 2006. That's too bad.

A gritty defenceman, maybe it's not that surprising he went so high.

Regardless, it's a great trifecta for the project and pushes me over the 70% mark!

71 out of 100 (71%)


  1. Almost done! Are you going to keep building it from there??? Try to get to 200?

  2. Probably not. I am doubtful that there are cards serial #d from 101-200. Maybe if I get bored I will consider it though. :)

    It would be interesting to see how close one could get to completing such a project.