In 2014, it was the Original Six.
In 2015, the goalies got the call.
In 2016, it was the forwards who were the focus.
So I assumed it would be the defensemen that would get the packaging this year.
Not. So. Fast.
2017 Canada Post Souvenir Sheets
6 Stamp Set
(1 in every 40 packs has a signed stamp)
Before I share the subjects of this year's stamps, I just want to go over how great I think these are.
One pack runs $10. You get six stamps (each with the $1.80 value attached) which can be used for your everyday mailed envelopes. Win...win.
And if that wasn't enough, for the pack rippers and collectors in us, one in every forty packs will house a certified autograph stamp. Obviously not every player in the six sign (some of them have passed away), but still.....what an awesome incentive.
It's a no-brainer to pick up a pack - even if it's just to collect the set each season.
I like to think that they borrowed my tremendously popular idea of showcasing Stanley Cup photos.
Yes, Maurice Richard is not "hoisting" the Cup, but it's a darn nice shot.
Look at that smile. Look at that curly mop.
Again, I'm partial to the guys who lift that bad boy over their head.
Still, you just can't beat this checklist.
Maybe I should start a subset called "hugs".
So there you have it. Another season of Canada Post stamps in the books. I can't help but wonder what they will do next. Future stars? Gotta get McDavid in there soon enough. How about the D-men? They need some love.
I still think defunct teams would be outstanding.
Now go on out and buy a pack. Let me know if you get a signed card!!