Without sounding like a broken record, I like cards that capture a memorable moment in the NHL's vast history. And while newer releases seem to do a great job of celebrating moments via insert or subsets, it's the older moments that can at times be overlooked.
Back when I was a kid collecting cardboard, there were few cards that would not only celebrate moments, but have the photo to match. There are a few (and I find them really cool) but they are limited.
Some of today's products have picked up a bit of the slack and have really grabbed some nice photos to add to their sets.
2011/12 ITG Broad Street Boys
#98 1974 First Cup Victory
This card caught my eye on one of the discount tables at the show and I knew it would be coming home with me. It's a super simple design, but it lets the photo do all the talking. Definite win there. It's got a nice silver foil finish and really reflects the light well (scans not too bad to boot).
Just look at Bobby Clarke's grin. Dare I say iconic. Parent looks a little squished in the shot and the angle isn't the most flattering, but the fact that I've never even seen this photo.....let alone on a hockey card is just awesome.
A great moment.
Current Collection - 109 cards
And as a bonus, I found another card from this all Flyers product. And once again I knew it would be in the keepers pile.
And just as a topper....I love that ITG used the moniker "Broad Street Bullies" - that's what they were called as opposed to the product name Broad Street Boys.