Jan
30

Upper Deck Throwback Thursday Create the Caption Promotion: New York Rangers

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It’s Throwback Thursday so let’s go back through Upper Deck’s trading card history and come up with a fun giveaway. This week Upper Deck was at both the NHL® Stadium Series games at Yankee Stadium where the New York Rangers were able to score victories in both games. Upper Deck was on hand to giveaway cards, showcase new releases and allow fans the opportunity to make their very own Upper Deck trading cards. So let’s go way back to 1991 for this checklist card from Upper Deck Hockey featuring three Rangers rookies (Weight, Rice & Amonte) enjoying a little time at the beach. Please share your comical caption to this card for your opportunity to score a FREE pack of 2013-14 NHL® SP Game-Used!

1991-1992-Upper-Deck-Hockey-NHL-440-Rangers-Rookies-Beach-Ocean

Important Promotion Guidelines:

  1. You can only submit one comment per email address so think about it before you post.
  2. Comments are moderated so keep them clean and in good taste as we have a lot of youngsters on these pages. Comments deemed inappropriate will not be posted or eligible to score a pack.
  3. Make sure to review other caption before you post. If you have the same comment as someone else or make slight improvements to it, the credit will go to the first person who posted the comment.
  4. You have until Friday morning, January 31 at 8:00 a.m. to post your caption before this promotion is closed.
  5. Upper Deck will review the captions posted and select the two (2) fans who most skillfully shares a comical comment to coincide with this card.
  6. Only the customers selected to receive the packs will be contacted via email, so please make sure to provide an accurate email address when you leave your comment.

Thanks fans for all the submissions. Our team had a lot of laughs reading through these. Ultimately we worked down to our top two choices:

First Stadium Series game played at Aloha Stadium. Oops – Paul Wilson

More New York residents in Florida to warm up – Travis Leflar

Another favorite that was received after the time table for the promotion was:

As you can sea, we are trying to shore up the defense, with a wave of offense. – Troy Collins

Thanks again to everyone for participating!

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136 Comments

1

“Well, we’re not used to it being unfrozen, but once we find the puck in here somewhere we’ll get on with the game”.

2

Man, this sure beats ice!

3

Guys, I hope this stuff freezes over in time for the Winter Classic!

4

With the stadium series planned for southern Florida, the Rangers’ summer mini camp included swimming drills.

5

“The Devils eliminated us early this year so now we can enjoy the sun and surf for longer!”

6

Swimming with…Rangers?

7

So this is what an outdoor rink in Florida looks like…

9

Wood sticks and jean shorts were never more appropriate.

10

Little did Weight, Rice & Amonte realize that, in the future, hockey could be played near or at the beach. Ahead of their time…

11

Okay guys..smile, last time anyone will see our real teeth.

12

let’s play shark hockey.

13

The Rangers were on fire that day. So much that they melted the rink!

14

Man ibwish we could do this all the time bit we have to play hockey.

15

Due to an ice chiller malfunction, this season’s Outdoor Stadium Series game will be cancelled!

16

Gilligan, Mary Ann, and Ginger.

17

Hey guys is that a Shark? No we are the New York Rangers remeber? No guys I think that is a shark swimming there. Just smile really big and cheesy and maybe it won’t hurt us.

18

Everybody’s gone surfin’,
Surfin’ N.Y.R.

19

Whoa Dudes, the ice melted!!!

20

First Stadium Series game played at Aloha Stadium. Oops

21

Quick! Grab the Zamboni!!

22

So hot they melted the ice.

23

rang’in on a roarin’ sea

24

Not sure there are words in the English dictionary to describe this. Don’t quit your day job. Leave the beach to Baywatch…..I just showed everyone how old I am.

25

Broad street bullies digging for oysters

26

Hey, someone forgot to keep the ice frozen.

27

What were they thinking… An outdoor game in miami beach! Are they crazy, what’s next a game at the LA Dodgers stadium!

28

Rangers show they’re not afraid of the Sharks.

29

Hey boys I think there’s something wrong with this rinks refrigeration system, eh! But it’s wicked fun, eh?

30

I know the season starts early, but did we have to play the Sharks on Opening Day??

31

Stadium series 2015 in Hawaii!?!

32

We’ve been out here three hours, and we still can’t find the puck.

33

Just think, maybe one day we’ll get to play hockey OUTSIDE, like we did when we were kids!

34

This not walking on water thing is fun but where did the puck go?

35

No skates no helmet no ice no problem.

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who said we couldn’t play till the water turned to ice?

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We promise were not peeing in the ocean

38

Is this Ellis Island?

39

Florida hosts it’s first and last outdoor game.

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We’re the Rangers of ’91.
80 games and we were done.
The Stanley cup was out of reach.
So we decided to hit the beach!

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Travis Bierschbach
January 30th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

The “Stadium Series” didn’t go too well in July..

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Guys, just smile and pretend we’re having fun even though our sticks are worthless in the water.

43

He shoots, He swims

44

Now thats what I call a game of pond hockey.

45

Who needs sunblock at the beach when you have hockey jerseys and wet denim?!

46

All-Star rooks in the big apple training hard by way of a fast paced game of sea hockey, the summer Olympics version of hockey! #OnlyinNYCSports.

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As teams have been learning how to dive and draw penalties, the rangers rookies have been learning to cannon ball

48

Hey! Moe the ice melted, nuk, nuk, nuk

49

Finally realizing that we can play hockey AND walk on water at the same time!

50

NY Beach Boys

51

This is what a winter classic will look like in miami!

52

SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES IS FUN

53

The technology just didn’t exist for warm weather outdoor games yet.

54

So this is why Wayne left Edmonton

55

Who’s brilliant idea was it to hold a hockey game outside in LA?

56

well then were out of the playoffs

57

We just came out here looking for some San Jose Sharks…Eh…But I guess they were scared…Eh

58

Winter Classic in Hawaii gone wrong!

59

OK guys, just have some fun out there, act like you won’t be traded away by the time your team wins the Stanley Cup in a couple years.

60

I thought NY was colder, I could get used to this!

61

Not making their respective Winter Olympic hockey teams, the boys make plans to compete in the Summer Olympics underwater hockey competition.

62

Global Warming!!!!

63

We better enjoy our time together in the surf because it won’t be long before we all end up in the cold of Edmonton and Chicago so that the Rangers can actually win the Cup.

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More New York residents in Florida to warm up :-)

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I bet they wont play anymore outdoor games in Miami anymore

66

Weight, Rice and Amonte are pictured above at the 1991 NHL rookie showcase in sunny San Jose, California. Sadly this was the last year the rookie showcase was in San Jose as numerous sharks invaded the bay during the 1991 NHL season.

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This is the last night they host the Winter Classic in Hawaii.

68

So this is pond hockey?

69

Man!This water is a lot colder than it looks!

70

coach said we needed training for when the MSG roof leaks again

71

Practicing to play the sharks in the Stanley cup finals .

72

Dude, global warming won’t stop our pucks from a score.

73

Amonte: “Think we could reenact the beach scene from Rocky 3?”
Amonte: “I’m Rocky:
Rice: “I’m Apollo”
Weight:”Uhhh who am I”
Amonte: “Mick”
Weight: “but Mick’s dies in Rocky 3″
Amonte and Rice: “We know”

74

The Beach
A place hockey player hit when then cant hit each other

75

When Mess said he was bringing us rookies down to the beach for a lobster bake, I had no clue we’d have to catch all the lobster for the team.

76

hey boys , i got sometin ta tell ya ! sher-wood’s are hockey sticks not fishing poles .

77

Weight, Rice, and Amonte pictured here somewhere near bermuda. Ironically, the Rangers ’91 season quickly disappeared shortly therafter.

78

Summer training how it used to be!!!!!!

79

Power Rangers: Baywatch Edition

80

Ok guys last shot of the day. ” Thank god these shorts are beginning to chaff ” said Amonte. Count of three say ” don’t hassle the Hoff “.

81

“Ok I know we play hockey for a living so technically we play in water but who’s idea was it to dump us out in this mess of it, I can’t skate in it. Wait a minute is the goal floating away? NOOOOOOOOO!” -Rice

82

Sure beats the east river!

83

Who wears short shorts. We wear short shorts, they’re such short shorts!

84

Wow guys, I think there is more to this Global Warming thing than we thought!!!!

85

Who gives a puck! When we have clams to play hockey!

86

Rookie hazing became much easier after the coach attempted to inspire the team by telling them they’d be better players if they lived by the motto “Carpe Diem”

87

Hey Richter, nice Speedo!

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jean-francois SAVIGNAC
January 30th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

this is where we will be after the regular season good luck other team we will share the beach with you folks latter :p

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The aftermath of the 1991 Caeasars Palace exhibition game.

90

We lost our boat trying to paddle it with our sticks. I knew that wasn’t going to work.

91

We beat the sharks, it was a splash!

92

Meanwhile, the New York Rangers try to figure out how the Tampa Bay Lightning hold their outdoor practices..

93

The 1991 NY Rangers are so good that the other 29 teams have all dried up on shore.

94

Can’t wait to turn this into a ice rink!

95

“Amonte, we brought the paddles. You wete suppose to bring the canoe.”

96

The key to being an elite athlete is proper hydration.

97

“You got the right stuff, baby…wait, what this isn’t a boy band audition?”

98

“You’re sure Kelly Kapowski said she likes hockey players right?”

99

Man, I don’t know how to swim! Good thing wood floats!

100

paddling our way to Yankee stadium

101

Look, wooden sticks!

102

Hockey on the beach….nothing can be more AWESOME!!!

103

NHLfail – first documented outdoor game

104

Baywatch…….. Ranger style!

105

I need you boys to move back. Yes! A little more. Yes! Splash around a little more. Yes!

106

We are pretending to have fun at this ridiculous photo shoot!

107

When they went on the rookie boating trip, they kinda forgot something.

108

let’s face it…we’re not as cool as the Islanders, but maybe splashing around in the water will help us look better!

109
Nick Mikulicich Jr.
January 30th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Little did the fans know this was shot on the backlot of Universal Studios.

110

Hey guys, is that Pamela Anderson?? Try to look cool

111

With Sunbelt expansion coming, the NHL sent three players to show local residents what hockey was all about. Sadly, this was the closest thing to ice they found.

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Christopher Babboni
January 30th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Melting away the competition!

113

Over the beach,off the FDR, nothin but net…
;-)

114

Since we already conquered the Stadium Series… We are ready for the Ocean Series. Rangers vs Sharks!!!

115

It seems a little warm at the rink today, I don’t think the ice is going to hold up.

116

“Hey guys, I dont think this is what they meant by hook the fish”

117

Young Guns have fun in the sun!

118

“So is it still called icing?”

119

these twigs are not good for surfin at all!!!

120

“who’s idea was it to bring the cup to the beach?” “These sticks just aren’t helping us find it” “Maybe we can make a sand Cup and no one will notice”

121

We’re so hot, even the ice melts

122

“You want us to pose where Upper DEck? who do you think we are?”
“The new Beach Boys”

123

“Sharks? We ain’t afraid of no Sharks … Especially from San Jose.”

124

Suns out funs out!

125

Hey guys I think the the ice is melting

126

Have the winners been decided yet?

127

This si what we expected when you said an outdoor Game in LA

128

Its way cheaper if we catch supper than pay for the rookie dinner!!!

129

As you can sea, we are trying to shore up the defense, with a wave of offense.

130

Splish splash, there were Ranger in the bath. All along a Saturday night!

131

The first outdoor playoff game had to be called due to the surf.

132

Thanks very much to Upper Deck, and Chris Carlin for choosing me for a prize. Very much appreciated, guy! Troy

133

Good line Troy! Congrats!

134

(San Jose)Shark hunting!

135

Thanks for picking me! Cant wait to rip into some more hockey! That, along with snow & cold, are things that are impossible to find down here in South Florida. #GoCatsGo #YoungGuns

136

Got my prize yesterday highlighted by an awesome 6 jersey Fabrics card of Jack Campbell, Viktor Fasth, Calvin Pickard, Emerson Etem, Ryan Spooner, and Dougie Hamilton. Thank you very much to Upper Deck, and Chris Carlin.

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