This Jimmy Howard card would definitely have checks next to all those boxes and more.
2011/12 Upper Deck Series I
#C34 Jimmy Howard
Before I drool over the photo, let me just say that the Canvas concept Upper Deck has introduced to its flagship product is a huge hit in my eyes. A great insert set to build and the textured card just works with the constantly stunning photography this release brings.
What I love about the Howard is the framing. Filling the card but finding the fine line that drifts into cramming. You can easily see the eyes piercing from within Jimmy's mask as he stares down the puck into his outstretched glove.
I love that the puck is borderline "snow-coned" making the save even more impressive. It looks as if Howard is reaching behind him in a last ditch effort to keep the piece of rubber out of his net.
If there's one thing I would have liked to have seen different, it would have been Jimmy's jersey. I wish this shot was taken in Howard's reds. The contrast of goalie and rink boards would have sent this over the top.
Can you guys take care of that for me this year Upper Deck? Thanks.
ps. another one to go in the "for 'so-and-so' box" if you're interested Paul