Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Felix Potvin card #19 1995-96 Upper Deck #228

  • This is actually a reprint of Felix's rookie card, released 5 years earlier.  UD released as part of Series 1 in 95-96 a group of players who had cards in the company's original hockey release 5 years earlier.  
  • 3 of the 4 top RC's from 95-96 UD ($ wise) are French goalies.  Jose Theodore, Mathieu Garon and Marc Denis were all part of the big wave of players that came in on the heels of Potvin, all inspired by Montreal's Patrick Roy.
  • 95-96 UD was an interesting set, it was a total of 570 cards released in 2 series.  Instead of evening out the series in 285 cards apiece, UD had 270 cards in series 1 and 300 in series 2.  I wonder what the rationale was behind that, as 2nd series releases are usually less than or equal to the first in size, not bigger.
- Robert

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