He emailed me a little while ago inquiring about trading me some 2002-03 Pacific Quest for the Cup hockey cards. I sent him some vintage baseball in return for these:
Quest for the Cup is one of five Pacific sets from that year that I'm building. It's also one of the shiniest. I'm also finishing Calder, Heads Up!, Vanguard, and Private Stock Reserve. Haven't even started the flagship set yet. I got most of them from cheap boxes I bought on Atlanta Sports Cards (site offline at time of writing) site a couple years ago. They had most of the Pacific products from this era at very low prices. 2002-03 is my favorite hockey year for hockey cards.
Robert started with five rookies from the end of the set. Two of them are the gold parallels, but I crossed 'em off anyway. Pesky rookies. Sometimes I skip the rookies at the end of hockey sets.
Then we go on to the inserts. Calder Contenders in gold with the inset pics of the logos and the players. I like that they didn't use an "echo picture" in these, and didn't distort it. That just weirds me out.
The Chasing the Cups are kinda generic, but nicely colored. The backs are nice, with another second photo and a simple layout that you can read.
Raising the Cup cards are what I consider the marquee insert for this set. Matching the base cards with the Stanely Cup featured as prominently as the player photo, but not overwhelming it. These make nice use of team-color foil as an accent behind the cup and enhancing the name and title.
Hadn't had hits to any of these sets in quite a while. Always fun to trade with blogger guys and see your stuff on their site. Thanks again Robert - until next time!