Posted at: 03/28/2013 1:25 AM
By: Dan Williamson
A set of hockey trading cards will feature some familiar faces with ties to the Northland.
About two dozen artists were involved in Leaf's 2013 "Best of Hockey" series and Juan Rosales from San Antonio, Texas created cards of former UMD Bulldogs Brett Hull and Mark Pavelich, as well as Pavelich's Team USA Coach Herb Brooks and others from the 'Miracle on Ice" team. Rosales says sketch artists often use a reference photo and often use their imagination.
"There were several where I kind of manipulated the facial expressions, maybe giving the player a little more of a grimace to look a little bit more menacing or if I thought the player was a little bit too menacing, maybe I'd give them more of a laid back kind of feel," says Rosales.
For more information about the set, visit the website for Leaf Trading Cards.