Showing posts with label Skis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skis. Show all posts


Eric Lindros, 1992-93 Pinnacle Sidelines (Hockey Week No. 6)

Name: Eric Lindros
Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Position: Center
Value of card: An earful of water
Key 1992-93 stat: 310 times mistaken for Iceman from "Top Gun"
Time to drop the pun puck: Nineteen-year-old phenom Eric Lindros made quite a splash when he debuted in the National Hockey League in 1992. At 6 feet 4, 240 pounds, Lindros was a tsunami on skates, doing laps around the competition and making waves throughout the league. When he wasn't water skiing in safety-orange briefs and a two-sizes-too-small life jacket, he was rippling the back of the net with goals and making serious clams from endorsement deals. However, while he at first seemed to be coasting to the Hall of Fame, a series of concussions and other injuries started to erode his abilities. His relationship with the Flyers sank, and he floated from team to team until he finally faced the facts: He was all washed up.


Scott Erickson, 1992 Rembrandt Ultra Pro

Name: Scott Erickson
Teams: Minnesota Twins, Lake Tahoe Bunny Slope Ski Team
Positions: Pitcher, lying prone after a crash
Value of card: 3 ounces of snowflakes, melted, spilled on floor
Key 1991 stat: 2 for 2 victories in ugly Christmas sweater party contests
Fun facts about skiing and Scott Erickson's life:
  • In skiing, you go downhill, hopefully fast. In Erickson's life, his career went downhill, predictably fast.
  • In skiing, you carve fresh powder. In Erickson's life, he carved his fresh haircut out of solid oak.
  • In skiing, you carry the tools of your trade over your shoulder. In Erickson's life, he looked like a tool carrying his skis over his shoulder.
  • In skiing, moguls are the large bumps traversed with speed. In Erickson's life, the Rembrandt moguls must have been high on large bumps of speed to approve this card.
  • In skiing, you can wind up covered in the whitest of snow. In Erickson's life, he wound up being covered in the whitest of sweaters.