Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Desk cleaning continued--Jumbo Pickles

The tiniest of piles meant digging out the 100-count plastic card holder that I have in plastic tub that is full of cards on the closet floor.  That 100-count holder contains 70 cards from a set that for over 4 years I have desired to put together yet have been very slow to do so.

I acquired this pair in a trade a few weeks ago, cards 69 and 70 towards the 600-card retro parallel set.  Both players were a pivotal part of the Stanley Cup Final run that the Sharks had a few years ago, and I decided to use their nicknames as part of the title.  "Jumbo" Joe Thornton (a really big man) and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, nicknamed pickles because of his last name were two cards that I felt like showing off from the cardboard jungle that is slowly evaporating from my desk.

Don't read a lot into 2 posts in 2 days, I have a bit of time on my hands for a few days.  



  1. That's an ambitious set build. Hope you keep going with it.

    Good to see you posting again, too.

  2. Solid pair of Sharks. Vlasic and Thornton are #2 and #3 in games played in franchise history. And that's a great looking design.

  3. I said it in the Fuji posts, but the Sharks have the coolest uniforms...errr, sweaters?