Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Lost Rookies: Perry Berezan
Perry Berezan played 242 games through 6 seasons before getting a rookie card. When Berezan made it into the league, OPC had just went from a 396 card set to a 264 cards, making the set line-up harder to crack. Even though he "scored" one of the most goals in NHL history, he still couldn't crack the OPC line-up. Injuries, and the Flames depth, also played a role. After playing 55 games in 85-86, he only played 24 and 29 games in the following seasons. It would take a trade to the Minnesota North Stars and the 1990 hockey card boom before Berezan would get a rookie card. Below is what a 1985-86 Perry Berezan's rookie card might have looked like.