After posting a review of Jewish hockey players' collectibles on JewishSportsCollectibles.com, I re-read the March/April issue of Jewish Sports Review.
Seems I missed a note in the "Sports Shorts" section about Jewish hockey player Carter Camper.
Camper is an undrafted free agent playing in the Boston Bruins' system. On February 20th, Camper was called up to the NHL. He played in 3 games for the Bruins and scored his first goal before being sent back down to Providence Bruins in the AHL (hockey's minor leagues). Proof that ice melts quickly!
According to Beckett.com, Camper has several cards available to collectors, including a 2007-2007 issue from the Lincoln Stars team issue (#24) and traded version of the same card (#T18). A signed version of the card (Upper Deck Signature Series #6) is also available.
I'm not much of a hockey fan, am I'm certainly not an expert on hockey collectibles. Do any JICE collectors know if Camper has other cards available, perhaps minor league team issues?
Certainly there are photos programs, yearbooks and game tickets associated with Camper's college (Miami, OH) and minor league hockey career.
Anyone know if any of Camper's signed pucks, game-worn uniforms or equipment have made their way into collections?
Let JSC.com readers know by commenting below.
Photos courtesy of NHL.com/Boston Bruins.