Thursday, December 22, 2011

TO THE BIKE SPOKES!!! - Henrik Sedin

Last night was the final 'Trade Night' before Christmas.....and it was one of the most productive when it came to my collections.

There was some ever-present generosity (which is always much appreciated), a couple 'pack wars' victories and a few good ol' fashioned trades (yup, they still exist).

It was really just simply a fun time and it will give me numerous blog post subjects over the next week or so.

This first one is of a card that made me do the 'head tilt'... kind of like when a dog is pretending to listen to you...

Seriously. I was trying to figure out if the card was made as a joke, or if I happened to miss something.

You tell me...

2011/12 Upper Deck Series 1
#13 Henrik Sedin

Last time I checked, you guys lost the Stanley Cup Finals. You don't 'win' second place.

Is it me, or does this card just seem weird?

I can just hear Henrik chanting "We're number 2! We're number 2!".

He'd be holding something over his head....if he had won anything.

This photo just brings back bad memories. Why go there Upper Deck. Why go there.

For the simple fact of forgetting who actually were the winners....this card get's the mighty




  1. you could photoshop the cup into his hands... or maybe the WWE world title belt...

    imagine trying to skate over that confetti... yikes!

  2. Lol... awesome post. I never would have caught that. As soon as they beat my Sharks last year in the Conference Finals... the playoffs were over for me (didn't have the heart to see them or Boston win the Cup).

  3. Yeah, I wondered about that myself. Did seem weird, like UD was reminding the Canucks how close they came.

  4. First off why is he cheering? You can see all of the depressed players in the back! Maybe he is happy about "winning" second I dont know but this card made me laugh.

  5. Well Shauna, they're cheering because they won the semi-final round. So they actually did win something....just not as important as winning the Stanley Cup.

    I found it funny that a card company would use a photo from an event that didn't really mean much to anyone at the end of the day.

    Especially since the Canucks went on to lose the Stanley Cup Finals - in heartbreaking fashion.