Found May 21, 2012 on
Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
This post marks my first scanning since breaking my wrist. Not bad, I suppose. Anyways, I was really pleased to see Ryan Getzlaf's inclusion in the ITG Captain C set released earlier this year. I absolutely love picking up a hit that features Getz with the C on his sweater. I was able to snag the below beauty for $5.99 shipped as the sole bidder.The Silver Jersey variation has a print-run of 90 copies, and this particular card sports a sweet two-color patch with a giant seam that forces the sweater swatch to bulge out of the card. My only complaint is that ITG failed to use a photo of Getz that shows the Captain's C that earned him a spot in the product. Considering Ryan has captained the Ducks for two seasons now, it wouldn't have been that difficult to find a picture that incorporated the theme of the product. Regardless of that oversight, it's the newest addition to my Getzlaf PC, and a card I'm very happy to have.
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ANAHEIM, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks announced Monday that the club has signed goaltender Viktor Fasth to a one-year contract through the 2012-13 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Fasth, 29 (8882), has been named the Swedish Elite Leagues Goaltender of the Year (Honken Trophy) in each of the last two seasons, becoming the first goalie to do...
Devante Smith-Pelly is one of my favorite Ducks, and a nice young player to put around the excellent core the team has built. He's BIG, hits, skates pretty well, and has a nice shot combined with the ability and willingness to go to the front of the net. He can also contribute to both the power play and penalty kill units.I was fortunate to snag this snazzy and zazzy on-card...
I am always on the lookout for players who are signed who might make a significant impact in the NHL. I pointed out the Roman Cervenka signing by Calgary. There is another one that I think could make a big impact. The Anaheim Ducks have signed Viktor Fasth who was the Swedish goaltender in the World Championships. He is a 29 year old goalie who signed a 1 year $1 million...