For the first time in 39 years, the Bruins are hoisting the Stanley Cup in celebration of their exciting, come-from-behind, best-of-seven-games series victory over the favored Vancouver Canucks in Wednesday night’s Game 7 showdown. Hours after the clinching game, Upper Deck,announced it was piecing together a commemorative boxed set to spotlight the B’s biggest win in nearly 40 years.
The 31-card set will include a 3.5” x 8” commemorative card showcasing the Bruins celebrating their Stanley Cup championship. The card back features Conn Smythe winner Tim Thomas hoisting the Cup, along with a game-by-game scoring recap.
Upper Deck says there will be 25 regular player cards spotlighting Boston’s top players from this season including Patrice Bergeron, Nathan Horton, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, Mark Recchi, Tyler Seguin, Johnny Boychuk, goaltender extraordinaire Tim Thomas and team captain, Zdeno Chara; five “Season Highlights” cards spotlighting five memorable moments from the 2010-11 NHL campaign; and the commemorative card.
The five “Season Highlights” cards consist of: 1.) The Bruins rally from two games down to beat Montreal in the opening round of the playoffs; 2.) Avenging last season’s playoff collapse against Philadelphia with a sweep of the Flyers; 3.) Chara’s first career hat trick (1/17/11) against Carolina; 4.) Thomas leads the league in GAA (Goals Against Average) and saves percentage; and 5.) Seguin’s four-point effort in Game 2 of the Conference Finals against Tampa Bay ties the series at 1-1.
The set is available for preordering at www.upperdeckstore,.com for $19.99.