Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Who are these guys?

I should be happy to add any rookie cards to the collection, but I must admit my own ignorance to some of the rookie cards pulled from packs of 2008-09 Victory Hockey.

While some cards carried familiar names, such as Columbus' Derick Brassard, Montreal's Corey Locke and Columbus' Steve Mason, there were other cards for players flying under my radar -- Dallas' B.J. Crombeen, Calgary's Tim Ramholt and Phoenix's Pete Vandermeer.

Sure, this is more of a case of my own ignorance, but Victory's rookie crop certainly lacks hockey household names.


Rob Quick said...

Crombeen and Vandermeer are so called "tough guys". With Vandermeer averaging well over 300PIMs a season in the AHL. Was signed by Calgary I believe in the offseason. Crombeen should be playing somewhat regularly with Dallas. Ramholt, at one time was believed to be a top prospect in the organization but fell hard.

Puckhound said...

Thanks for the information. A rookie card is a rookie card, I suppose, no matter how obscure a player is.

Drew said...

Glad to see Vandermeer get a card. The guy has been in the IHL and AHL forever.

Just wish more than one brand had done the same for Mel Angelstad. Sp Authentic was the sole company to give him a card.