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Saturday, May 26, 2018

1992-93 Pinnacle

Thank you, Pinnacle cards, to let myself be able to distinguish easily the French and the English version of your 1992-93 set.

That being said (thanks to Jimmy Fallon for the idea), the 1992-93 Pinnacle, consisting of 420 standard-size cards, is simple to draw a distinction between the English and the bilingual French version: they don't have the same photo! 

What a treat! 

1992-93 Pinnacle French and English #110
Indeed, the French version depicts Bure in his black Vancouver jersey, while the English version has Bure in his white Canuck sweater. On the back, each version has his proper colors, (respectively magenta and teal). 
These colors came in handy to distinguish the Team Pinnacle insert, because it has no text in this set. According to Score, the odds of finding one is 1:125 packs! The cards were designed by the artist Christopher Greco. 

1992-93 Pinnacle Team Pinnacle French and English #4
Lastly, Team 2000 cards were randomly inserted at a rate of 2:27 super pack. Pinnacle keep the same pattern of his base set by producing a black and white jersey version for the French and English version. 

1992-93 Pinnacle Team 2000 French and English #8
That's it guys! Hope you'll have a great day!


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

1992-93 Parkhurst

Strangely, Parkhurst was a tough set to finish, simply because I'm north of the border.

The 1992-93 Parkhurst was split in two set of 240 standard-size cards. The first three of this set was easy to find, but the update was painful to obtain. That's because the update was only inserted in the US and never cross the border, only by trade or by purchasing it.

1992-93 Parkhurst #188. 234, 460 and the update (506)
It took me a while to finally be able to find one at a decent price. The update is fairly cheap (25 cents) and I wasn't able to find it cheap. But I managed to buy it in a lot, so I saved on shipping, even though I paid a bit more than the actual price. Whatever, I'm a compulsive buyer, so when it was the only one I need to complete the year, you buy it, whatever the cost. 

The Emerald Ice parallel was a bit tougher to pull together, especially the update. The normal one was hard to track, imagine the Emerald Ice! One day, while browsing the net, I stumble upon one. So I jumped on it!

1992-93 Parkhurst Emerald Ice #188. 234, 460 and the update (506)
I remember that this set was my second contact with hockey cards, after Pro Set. When I started collecting Bure, I sorted my entire collection to see if I have some. The results were good : 21 cards, but 6 of the Parkhurst #234! 😂

Anyways, glad that this set is behind me now!