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Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Purple and Gold

Tomorrow afternoon the Blackhawks face off against the Kings in the Stanley Cup Conference Finals. It's a rematch of last year when the Hawks took the series 4-1 and is the second series in a row where the Blackhawks will play  one of the 1967 expansion teams.  As with the Minnesota North Stars the Kings' first appearance in a Topps set was 1968-69.  Here's the complete team set that I pulled from packs back in 1968.


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  1. You have to love the polo Sawchuk's wearing under his jersey....

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    1. Yeah, I noticed that too. Ok, now I noticed something else. Topps amputated poor Bill White's right leg at the knee. I guess Bill's status will be reported as day to day with a lower body injury.

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  2. So cool that you still have these originals pulled from packs, great cards!

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    1. What's really bugging me is that I'm missing some of the best cards, Hull, Orr, Richard, even though they're marked as "haves" on the checklist. Did I give them to someone as a kid? Beats me! I still have Mikita and Howe.

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  3. Some people think the purple & gold is gaudy, but I like it. It'd distinctive and a lot more interesting than the sweaters they wear now.

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