Sunday, March 19, 2017

In Yesterday's Mail - North Stars

I've been learning a ton about the world of hockey card collecting this weekend!  From the start Topps has been in and out of hockey cards. Same with Upper Deck. O-Pee-Chee has been a constant for a long time, first aligned with Topps, then later with Upper Deck. Sometimes OPC has their own design, but other times the pictures are exactly the same as Topps. Even when they have the same pictures, they sometimes have cards of more players than the "copied" brand. Well known baseball card brands like Donruss, Bowman, and Score have all produced hockey sets here and there as well. Since I'm starting out as a team collector, the Dallas Stars, I'd prefer a nice long run of sets from the same brand. That's not going to happen with hockey. At any rate, yesterday I received a package with my first Stars team set. It's the 1990-91 Topps version. Modano is obviously the biggest name in there.

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