Friday, 14 February 2014

Ranford Jersey Relic Mailday

I don't usually buy relic cards, or spend much on the hockey side of things, but once in a while something catches my eyes that I can't pass up. That was the case with this Bill Ranford relic. Ppictured with the Bruins and showing a nice two colour peice of jersey from 2013-14 Upper Deck. A personal favorite of mine despite crushing my childhood dreams of watching Ray Bourque and Cam Neely hoisting the Cup, even to this day I still call making a big glove save, pulling a Ranford.

Ranford is probably best know for beating the Bruins in the 1990 Stanley Cup finals and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. He actually started his career in Boston as a 3rd round pick in 1985 and played in 44 games in the Black and Gold from 1985-1987 (his rookie card is with the Bruins) before being traded to the Oilers with Geoff Courtnall and a draft pick for Andy Moog. Ranford returned to Boston in 1996 for Mariusz Czerkawski, Sean Brown and a draft pick, lasting 77 games before going to Washington with Adam Oates and Rick Tocchet for Jim Carey, Anson Carter, Jason Allison and a pick. Three pretty major trades in recent Bruins history.

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