A Quick, Rare Whalers Card

I've been sick the past couple of days, so I'm not feeling very verbose.  Here's a quick single-card hockey post for today...

Grabbed this one a few weeks back on eBay.  These foil-stamped and hand-numbered buybacks from 2014-15 Upper Deck aren't that easy to come by at just 25 copies each.  I actually had some competing bids for this Kevin Dineen, which was surprising.  In the end the price was driven up to $4.25, which I was still comfortable with given that it may be years before I ever see a copy again.

Kevin was one of the more memorable Hartford Whalers, and was certainly a fan favorite.  I've always liked the photograph that Upper Deck used on this '90-91 card, featuring Kevin stretching at the bench.  It's interesting to me that the arena in the background appears to be empty.

Of course, the backs of Upper Deck's inaugural hockey effort are every bit as nice as the fronts, so I went ahead and scanned it as well.  Looks like Kevin is on the verge of adding to his goal tally in this shot!

So there you have it, that's about all the energy I have for blogging today.  This is my 1,462nd unique Whalers card in my collection on The Trading Card Database, good enough for 4th place at the moment...

2014-15 Upper Deck '90-91 Kevin Dineen Buyback - $4.25
2019 Running Total - $34.81
Source: shoeboxlegends

A Quick, Rare Whalers Card