This is the 31st in our summer series in which we are drawing hockey cards at random from a box and then writing about them.
Being a hockey blogger is hard work, especially in the thick of the off-season. Even with a gimmick like Project Bicycle Spoke in place, it’s still not easy for us to come up with things to write every day. Some days are a real fight for us. But the difficult times are all worth it in exchange for the wonderful days, when a blog post finds its way to us on angel’s wings. Today is one of the good days.
You see, Gentle Reader, we have recently found a friend who is willing to serve as the no-kill shelter for hockey cards that have already been written about in Project Bicycle Spoke. Devils season ticketholder, card collector, and IPB Irregular Pam has given our discarded, unloved cards a safe, happy home, and she actually felt compelled to send us something in return (totally unnecessary, we might add — those cards were just piling up with the dust bunnies under our couch). Her thank you gift to us? Stepping in and serving as the Guest PBS Dispenser, by sending us scans of this amazing, autographed-in-person card:
Gentle Reader, we are speechless. In a good way. This is perhaps the single most magnificent thing we have ever seen. It is quite possible that this is a picture of an actual Muppet Baby version of Pando. Look at how his helmet is all askew! It’s trying to give us a peek of the numbers/letters he’s shaved incorrectly into his Muppet Baby hair! Look at how he was supposedly a “strong offensive contributor” for the Terriers! Look at how squirmy and uncomfortable he looks having his picture taken! He can’t wait to join the Devils and hate talking about himself during intermission interviews! This is like PandoNation’s archeological excavation of Troy — we look at this card and think to ourselves, “I have gazed on the face of Agamemnon.”
A million, zillion, gajillion IPBucks to Pam for this amazing discovery. We are humbled.