Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Mea culpa!
I overlooked another member of the tribe who wanders the ice instead of the desert.
Ron Kaplan's end of season Jice ("Jews On Ice") update shows seven Jews saw ice time during the NHL regular season, not the six on whom I'd previously reported (read the original JSC JICE post and the update on Carter Camper and a Camper follow-up here).
As one who prefers my sports neat (that is to say, "no ice," a farsical way of confessing that I don't follow hockey, get it?), I had no idea that Tampa Bay Lightning center Trevor Smith appeared in 16 games, notching two goals and three assists during the 2011/2012 NHL season.
Smith's collectibles include 22 different hockey cards, including O-Pee-Chee and Upper Deck base cards, autographed cards and limited, edition printing plate varieties, according to Beckett.com. Only five of these are being sold in the Beckett Marketplace. Smith's base cards cost $2 or less. His autographed rookie card sells for about $12.
A smattering of Smith's minor league and professional cards are evailable on eBay for similar prices. Many of the listings, though, offer Smith as part of a "you pick 'em" lot.
Further complicating a search for the Jewish hockey player is the commonality of Smith's surname. You can filter, as I did, for hockey cards produced since 2007 when searching for Trevor Smith's hockey cards on the auction giant's web site.
Searching in other subcategories in eBay's sports memorabilia directory proved harder. I came up with nothing concrete in the way of other Smith memorabilia.
Smith has player since 2003, however. Certainly signed pucks, programs, yearbooks or his game-used uniforms must exist.
Do any Jewish hockey collectors who are JewishSportsCollectibles.com readers have Smith's memorabilia in your man caves?
Photo by Scott Audette, via Getty Images/NHL.com