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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Forgotten: Bob Mason

Bob Mason played in 145 career NHL games, played in the Olympics and was a member of Team USA for the 1987 Canada Cup.   Yet he has a total of 2 NHL cards.  Those cards are from the 2004-05 ITG Franchise set, almost 14 years after his last NHL game.  Bob Mason couldn't even crack the 1990-91 Pro Set edition.  So we'll right those wrongs and present to you the 1984-85 OPC Bob Mason rookie card.  Bob Mason is best known for his spread eagle stance after allowing the series winning goal in quadruple overtime in Game 7 versus the New York Islander in 1987.   Sport is cruel, as there is always a loser, no matter how well they played.  Today Mr Mason is in his 10th year as the goaltending coach for the Minnesota Wild.  He has helped the Wild win a William Jennings trophy and a Wild goalie has led the league in save percentage twice during his tenure.  

2 comments:

  1. I did a double-take on this. The back of the card is amazing. The font and background texture look great. The front of the card looks awesome too, though I think "Bob Mason" is a bit too tall (I'll have to check my PSD file when I get home and see what font I used).

    Man, I'd love to work on a collaboratin with you.

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  2. I got this custom card signed through ttm. Check it out below
    http://jblarghcards.blogspot.com/2012/06/ttm-bob-mason.html

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