Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Time: 47 Days
Item Sent: 1991-92 Pro Set, 1991-92 Score Canadian Memorial Cup Champs, 1991-92 Score Canadian, 1991-92 Score Rookie & Traded
Item Received: 1991-92 Pro Set, 1991-92 Score Canadian Memorial Cup Champs, 1991-92 Score Canadian, 1991-92 Score Rookie & Traded. All signed in black Sharpie.
Poor Pat Falloon had huge expectations as the second overall pick of the 1991 draft, and the first draft pick in San Jose Sharks history. That was the Eric Lindros draft. Falloon was deemed the next-best prospect available, and he did produce a fine rookie season in 1991-92 (25 goals, 34 assists). Unfortunately, that was the best season of his professional career. Four teams later, he was out of the league at age 27. Still, I'll always remember the frenzy of Lindros rookie cards thrusting hockey into the card-collecting mainstream of the early nineties, and Falloon picking up some big residual interest. Ah, the early nineties!