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Pro Set, was a Dallas-based company founded by Ludwell Denny. Denny had gained a trading card license with the National Football League (NFL) in 1989 after making and selling other NFL memorabilia in previous years. His licensing agreement with NFL Properties allowed Denny to gain access to its extensive photo library[1] and become the first card maker officially associated with a professional sports league. Across the bottom of most of his company's cards was its designation as "The Official NFL Card," a distinction it held through 1991.

Pro Set released its first hockey card set in the summer of 1990. The first card in 1990-91 Pro Set Series I was Ray Bourque. Of note, the Bourque card had an error. Some cards featured his name as Ray Borque while other cards had the correct spelling Ray Bourque. In 1991, Pro Set featured hockey cards that were in French, and also released another hockey card set called Pro Set Platinum.

At its peak, Pro Set had a 44,000-square-foot (4,100 m2) headquarters, where 225 employees designed various cards. In 1992, Pro Set forecasted sales of $165 million. A free magazine was published by Pro Set called the Pro Set Gazette. It was mailed to 1.2 million collectors every month. Beckett Publications noted that in 1991, sports cards grossed about $1.9 billion in sales in North America, so Pro Set had a dramatic impact.

Error cardsEdit


1990-91 Pro Set HockeyEdit

Card Number Athlete Error Corrected
1 Ray Bourque Misspelled name on card front, shows as Borque Yes
6 Dave Christian Stats incorrect: 28 games with Washington and 50 with Boston No
9 Rejean Lemelin Wrong headings for goalie & 89-90 stats are for Andy Moog No
10 Andy Moog 89-90 stats are for Rejean Lemelin, was 3rd in Vezina voting, card shows 2nd No
13 Dave Poulin Flyers stats missing from 89-90 No
17 Dave Andreychuk Photo on back is Scott Arniel Yes
18 Scott Arniel Photo on back is Dave Andreychuk Yes
21 Phil Housley Trade to Winnipeg tag is missing Yes
25 Clint Malarchuk Back in action 11 days and not 2 as stated on card No
35 Al MacInnis Misspelled Allan on card back No
42 Joe Nieuwendyk Misspelled Niewendyk on card front Yes
44 Paul Ranheim LW on front and C on back No
48 Rick Wamsley Misspelled Rich in bio on card back No
51 Dirk Graham Word sparking misspelled on card back No
53 Steve Larmer Position and sweater number in white and should be black Yes
54 Dave Manson Both photos actually Steve Konroyd Yes
57 Troy Murray Position and sweater number in white and should be black Yes
59 Denis Savard No traded stripe, Played 70 games in 86-87 Yes
61 Duane Sutter Wrong Position Yes
63 Doug Wilson Position and sweater number in white and should be black Yes
70 Bernie Federko Says only player from Foam Lake No
83 Martin Gelinas Back photo is Joe Murphy No
84 Adam Graves Stats missing 89-90 Detroit info No
85 Charlie Huddy French language card, no accent in 1st e in Defenseur No
86 Petr Klima Card back says born in Chomulov and should be Chaomutov No
96 Steve Smith French language card, no accent in 1st e in Defenseur No
99 Dave Babych Extra space included after Forum No
100 Yvon Corriveau Washington and Hartford games not separate No
114 Brian Benning St Louis and LA stats not separate No
117 Tony GranatoPlays RW and not C No
121 Mike Kushelnyski No position and number on card front Yes
122 Bob Kudelski Born in Springfield and not Feeding Hills No
127 Tomas Sandstrom 89-90 stats not printed No
129 John Tonelli Misspelled Tonnelli on card frontYes
130 Brian Bellows Back photo actually Dave Gagner, Front LW and back RW Image Corrected but position remains uncorrected
131 Aaron Broten New Jersey and Minnesota stats not separate No
136 Ulf Dahlen Rangers and Minnesota stats not separate No
146 Guy Carbonneau Sept Isles listed as Sep Isles No
153 Claude Lemieux Reason is misspelled as reson No
167 Slava Fetisov Misspelled Vlacheslav on front Yes
169 Alexei Kasatonov Stats should indicate either Soviet or NHLNo
175 Peter Stastny Front photo is actually Patrik Sundstrom Yes
176 Patrik Sundstrom Front photo is actually Peter Stastny Yes
183 Glen Healy Misspelled Glenn on card back No
188 Hubie McDonough Kings and Islanders stats not separate No
189 Jeff Norton Born Cambridge, Mass. not Acton No
196 Mike Gartner Minnesota and Rangers stats not separate No
204 Bernie Nicholls Kings and Rangers stats not separate No
208 Darren Turcotte GP total says 97 and should be 96 No
209 John Vanbiesbrouck Front C and back G No
219 Ken Linseman Bruins and Flyers stats not separate No
222 Kjell Samuelsson Born 10/18/58 not 10/18/56 No
228 Phil Bourque Misspelled Borque on both sides Yes
229 Rob Brown Front RW, back C; actual position LW No
230 Alain Chevrier Chicago and Pittsburgh stats not separate No
236 Mario Lemieux Missed 21 games not 11 No
240 Kevin Stevens Front LW, back C No
242 Zarley Zalapski Pittsburgh misspelled as Pittsburg No
244 Lucien DeBlois Front C and back RW; misspelled Deblois in bio on back No
248 Tony Hrkac Blues and Nordiques stats not separate No
254 Tony McKegney Red Wings and Nordiques stats not separate No
257 Joe Sakic Front 88 and back 19 No
260 Jeff Brown Nordiques and Blues stats not separate No
261 Gino Cavallini on back, Meagher is misspelled as Meager No
272 Rich Sutter Canucks and Blues stats not separate No
290 Gilles Thibaudeau Islanders and Leafs stats not separate No
300 Jyrki Lumme 89-90 Canadiens and Canucks stats not separate No
301 Andrew McBain Photo on back is Jim Sandlak Yes
303 Dan Quinn Penguins and Canucks stats not separate No
316 Mike Liut Capitals and Whalers stats not separateNo
322 John Tucker 89-90 Buffalo Sabres team affiliation and stats missing 8 games No
330 Dale Hawerchuk No traded stripe Yes
335 Fredrik Olausson Misspelled Frederik on both sides Yes
377 Bob Murdoch, Adams Trophy card One tie in 1989-90 should be 11 ties NO
378 Brett Hull Byng Trophy, Should be Lady Byng Memorial Trophy No
383 Gord Kluzak Masterton Trophy - Should be Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy No
395 Brett Hull (League Leader) Born 8/9/64 not 9/9/64 No
400 Darren Turcotte (League Leader) Front RW, back C No
421 Jiri Hrdina Calgary logo on front should be Pittsburgh No
428 Jacques Cloutier White position and number on front, not black No
430 Michel Goulet White position and number on front, not black No
465 Neil Wilkinson Uniform number on front is 5; should be 35 No
466 JJ Daigneault Front Jean Jacques and back JJ No
470 Todd Ewen Photo on back actually Eric Desjardins Corr
556 Peter Zezel Card says number 25 and sweater shows 9No
593 Stephane Matteau RC Front RW and back LW No
596 Ken Sabourin Front LW and back D; actual position is C No
613 Mike Craig Wearing 50 and card says 20 No
614 JC Bergeron Front JC and back Jean Claude No
668 Bob Gainey Stats and bio are Bob McCammon's No
676 Brian Sutter Coaching totals say 0-69-21 and should be 70-69-21No
678 Bob McCammon Stats and bio are Bob Gainey's No
703 Wayne Gretzky's 2000th Point 2.33 goals per game should be 2.33 points per game No


1991-92 Pro Set HockeyEdit

Card Number Athlete Error Corrected
15 Pierre Turgeon Born 8/29 not 8/28 No
17 Benoit Hogue Stats show two seasons with Winnipeg and should say Buffalo No
88 Paul Cyr Stats show New York, should say NY Rangers No
159 Brian LeetchCareer points total shown as 329 should be 229 No
165 Brian Mullen Transaction says drafted by San Jose and was actually traded No
168 Kelly Kisio Transaction says drafted by Minnesota, was actually traded to San Jose No
219 Adam Oates Stats are off-line from top to bottom No
225 Wendel Clark Connecticut not capitalized in last line No
239 Robert Kron Type in stat box is smaller than others No
319 Pittsburgh Penguins Cup Champs Fourth line says won in 5 games and should say 6 games No
328 Neil Wilkinson Born Manitoba not Minnesota No
531 Nicklas Lidstrom Misspelled Niklas on front No
603 Kirk McLean League Leaders Leader logo shows PPG and should be GAA No


1991-92 Pro Set PlatinumEdit

Card Number Athlete Error Corrected
166 Michel Goulet Wrong photo on front No
197 Craig Billington Front photo actually Chris Terreri No




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