While probably most famous for his bandana, we will save that Kelly Hrudey post for another day. Right now, we need to look at what’s going on in Hrudey’s 1990-91 Pro Set card.
The mask is something else. I think Arturs Irbe and Hrudey shopped at the same store in the early 1990’s. That whole thing with the white neck guard hanging down is just a mess.
The pads – I just don’t understand what’s going on here. First of all, it looks like Hrudey hadn’t gotten a new set of pads since his rookie season in 1983-84. Those things have been abused. Secondly, he came to Los Angeles partway through the 1988-89 season. Either he took waaaaay to long to break in black and white pads, or (more likely) Pro Set used an old photo.
No matter what, in terms of fashion, Hrudey is just pulling together all kinds of terrible on this card.