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Monday, November 2, 2009

Worst Hockey Set Ever?

The other day was Phil Goyette's birthday. The only card I had of his for my Blow Out the Candles feature was the Topps 1969-70. Looking through the others I have I was struck by how bad the rest of the cards were. I only have about 40 cards. Here's a bunch of them. What do you think? Am I right to think this one of the worst sets ever?


Did you ever see the show 10 Years Younger? Phil is only 36 here. He looks about 10 years older. That and put a couple of bolts in his neck and he could have gone Trick or Treating without a costume.


One of the three Plager brothers on the Blues, the back of the card says he comes from "Canada's toughest family". This picture looks like ahead shot for an actor who does shampoo and conditioner commercials.


I like the shiny Blues uniform and the great "deer in headlights" look.


The Kings were Leon's 8th pro team in 10 years. Interestingly, he looks like a real estate agent to me.


This is Doug's first card. It looks like he's already missing some teeth and needs a good night's rest. I do like the Flyers logo.


"Hey Wally, it's time to take your picture!---Forget it, this is fine."


"Does this jersey make me look fat?"

I think the Penguins made the right choice in changing their uniforms to Pittsburgh gold and black.


"Arnie Brown was convicted in a court of law and is now serving a 10 year sentence." Bum, bu bum bum, bum bu bum bum bummmm


Was Claude talking or is that his smile?


The back of the card refers to Rod as "Mr. Mod"




"I hope that's the pizza. God am I hungry!"


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  1. yeah, not a great design. Hockey wasn't given much love back then. I only have a few of the OPC variety myself.
    I don't think I've seen a single action shot in the whole set.

  2. "Two years ago I was on top of the world. Norris trophy, fast times and easy women. Now look at me...damn you Bobby Orr!"


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