A little over a week ago, one of the HOTH readers – Mike C – sent us a link to a great Pavel Bure 91-92 Upper Deck card where he’s hanging out on the boardwalk, sporting a pair of amazing Rollerblades (along with a fantastic Jheri curl) and giving us the ol’ finger dick.
As soon as I saw the link to the card pictured to the right I immediately began to question my memory as I could have sworn that I had this card, except it was with both Bure’s looking extremely rugged and not just Pavel.
Last night I locked myself in the basement and went through some boxes that had found their way from my old bedroom at my parents house. After 45 minutes and about 11 binders filled with those plastic sheets, I found the card my memory knew I had. The “Bloodlines” card with both Bure’s on it.
The “Bloodlines” sub-series was, obviously, brothers who played in the NHL. There was the Gretzky’s, Joe and Brian Sakic, Trevor and Jamie Linden, a panoramic shot of (what seemed like 9) Sutter family members. There were some good ones.
The 3 things I remember best about this card are:
1 – As a 10-year old , I remember was how I thought the two “o’s” in “Bloodlines” looked like a pair of boobies. Yeah, I was 10.
2 – How Pavel didn’t change clothes in the pictures even though his solo shot was from the first 91-12 series set (card #54) and the “Bloodlines” card was from the second 91-92 series set (card #647), released several months after the first set.
3- Valery is totally a girls name.