Hockey HOF Rookies registry composition
Here we go again. As is the case with most Euro players inducted into the HHOF, the PSA HHOF Rookie set registry composition has made yet another glaring error. For Alexander Yakushev, PSA has included the North American Sportscaster card of his as his "rookie" even though it was issued in 1979. He has many (relatively) mainstream Euro cards issued by major manufacturers in Sweden, Finland and Russia, respectively, produced over a 10 year period predating each of his multiple Sportscaster cards. The composition needs to be fixed. This is an ongoing problem with Russian players, especially with Tretjak and Kharlamov, where the players did not play in the NHL. For Yakushev, obviously the Sportscaster should be deleted (not left on as an option!) from the registry composition and replaced with his 1969 Williams Forlags card. The 1979 Panini Kharlamov must be deleted from the composition and replaced with either the 1969 Williams Forlags or the 1969 Planeta (also known (incompletely) as Russian Post Card). Inclusion of the 1979 Panini and 1999 UD Retro Tretjak cards are nonsense and should be replaced with either the 1970 Finnish Jaakiekko, Williams Forlags or Planeta ones.
I supposed I can concede on the logic of having NHL RC's of players who had prolific careers in both Europe as well as the NHL, such as Makarov, Fetisov, etc., but in those cases, the registry should absolutely include choice/option of either the overall Euro RC or the North American one. For those, I'm not talking about players who played minor/junior level Euro hockey before being drafted and spending their careers in the NHL. This should only apply to certain cases as mentioned above. For both Fetisov and Makarov, their first appearances on cards is the USSR team from the 1978 Panini Ski set and they also had several Sportscaster ones too, but their first solo cards rather than team shot are the 1979 Panini; these ones should be included as an either/or option along with their 1990 NHL cards. Larionov's 1983 Swedish Semic should be included as an option along with his 1990 NHL card.