No, Price, Kolzig and Fernandez isn't your latest law firm trying to get you to enter one of their class action lawsuits on late night TV. These are the 3 goalies I'm going to show off today for the goalie frankenset that I started on last week.
Using a bear on a Bruins mask is a good but easy call, and Manny Fernandez pulls it off on his 2008/09 OPC card. I also like the partial spoked B on the right hand side of the mask to fill in what the scary bear doesn't use. Manny will be card #490, unless a better one comes along.
Goalies like Fernandez will also be good for this set, as Manny played quite a few years in the league and with a couple of different teams. Here's hoping I can find some other Fernandez variations.
Ollie the goalie played all but the final 8 games of his career for the Capitals, but I don't remember him ever wearing this mask with the Uncle Sam on the forehead. Mind you, this card is from the 94-95 Upper Deck set, so my memories of every mask from back then aren't that great.
Still, this is a great addition to the set, and will be card #486.
Carey Price isn't shy about switching designs on his mask. This one is a little tough to figure out for me, aside from the Canadiens logo on his forehead and the 31 on his chin. Maybe there's a Canadien fan out there that will recognize the mask and shed some light as to what's on the side and above the team logo.
None the less, this is card #459 from the 2012-13 OPC set and will be a part of the set unless something else comes along.
For those of you who voted in the Luongo/Essensa vote earlier this week, Bob Essensa won 6-2, so his card #265 from 1992-93 Pro Set Platinum (remember that set?) will be in the set and Bobby Lu will have to find another spot.
Thanks for reading, Robert