Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Bunch of Cool Old Cards! THANKS DAVE!

About a week ago I got a package from Dave over at Wax Stained Rookie. He sent me a very cool variety of old hockey cards that fit really well into my collection. So I thought I'd share them with you today.

First lets look at some Goalie Project stuff!

These two team cards contain 4 Canucks goalies. On the North Stars card is Gary Smith. On the other is Curt Ridley, Cesare Maniago and Bruce Bullock. Also, this is the only card that contains Bruce Bullock in Canucks gear, since he has no issued cards. 

Although I already have that Ridley RC, I don't have the other three around him. That Bromley has been on my want list for a LONG TIME, so I have to thank Dave for reading my mind on that one. A couple more Maniago cards to add to the Goalie Project (sweeeeet).

This 9 card sheet of Canucks cards feature some iconic sets of the 70's. Especially that blue bordered 1979-80 Topps set. Some great Canucks names included too, such as Snepsts, Lever and Gradin. Oh and don't forget those jerseys! The flying V contrasted by the Stick in the Rink, don't get much more vintage than that!

Some more Canucks cards include a neat Play-Off matchup card between the Habs and Nucks. Plus there's that beauty of a headshot of Pat Quinn, one of the most memorable Canucks coaches of all time!

These last five cards are randoms of all different goalies. Including Gerry Cheevers and my first Colorado Rockies hockey cards!

To finish up, we have my favourite part about old hockey cards, the cartoons on the back!

Who new that Harold Snepsts played tennis, nonetheless win a tennis tournament! Now you know, eh Brett?

Another wacky fact, actually more like painful fact. Chris Oddleifson broke his jaw not once, twice, no not even three times, but four! I can't imagine how painful that would be!

Another shocking fact is that Canucks player Curt Fraser comes from a family of musically inclined individuals. Who knew?

Well that's it for tonight folks I have to give a huge shout out to Dave for the great little package he put together. Thanks Dave!

Alex Auld - 3/3 COMPLETE! 27 TOTAL
Murray Bannerman - 1/2 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Martin Brochu - 3/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Richard Brodeur - 1/3 COMPLETE! 16 TOTAL (1 JERSEY, 1 EVENT-USED, 1 AUTO)
Gary Bromley
Bruce Bullock - 0/0 COMPLETE! 1 (TEAM PHOTO) CARD
Sean Burke - 2/3 COMPLETE! 21 TOTAL
Frank Caprice - 0/0 COMPLETE! (NO ISSUED CARDS)
Jacques Caron 
Ken Ellacott - 0/0 COMPLETE! (NO ISSUED CARDS)
Bob Essensa - 3/3 COMPLETE! 14 TOTAL
Mike Fountain - 3/3 COMPLETE! 11 TOTAL
Troy Gamble - 2/2 COMPLETE! 21 TOTAL
George Gardner 2/2 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
John Garrett - 2/3 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Glen Hanlon - 1/3 COMPLETE! 6 TOTAL
Johan Hedberg - 3/3 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Corey Hirsch - 3/3 COMPLETE! 53 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Charlie Hodge - 2/2 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Arturs Irbe - 3/3 COMPLETE! 29 TOTAL
Jason LaBarbera - 2/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Roberto Luongo - 3/3 COMPLETE! 62 TOTAL (2 JERSEY)
Drew MacIntyre - 1/3 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Cesare Maniago - 1/3 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
Bob Mason - 1/1 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Dave McClelland - 0/0 COMPLETE! (NO ISSUED CARDS)
Steve McKichan - 0/0 COMPLETE! (NO ISSUED CARDS)
Kirk McLean - 3/3 COMPLETE! 153 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Rob McVicar - 1/1 COMPLETE! 1 TOTAL
Alfie Michaud - 1/1 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Tyler Moss - 3/3 COMPLETE! 5 TOTAL
Mika Noronen - 3/3 COMPLETE! 6 TOTAL
Maxime Ouellet - 2/2 COMPLETE! 3 TOTAL
FĂ©lix Potvin - 3/3 COMPLETE! 32 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Andrew Raycroft - 1/3 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Curt Ridley - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Dany Sabourin - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Curtis Sanford - 3/3 COMPLETE! 7 TOTAL
Cory Schneider - 1/2 COMPLETE! 12 TOTAL (2 JERSEY)
Corey Schwab - 2/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Petr Skudra - 3/3 COMPLETE! 4 TOTAL
Gary Smith - 1/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Garth Snow - 3/3 COMPLETE! 23 TOTAL (1 AUTO)
Kevin Weekes - 3/3 COMPLETE! 10 TOTAL
Steve Weeks - 1/3 COMPLETE! 11 TOTAL
Kay Whitmore - 3/3 COMPLETE! 20 TOTAL
Dunc Wilson - 1/3 COMPLETE! 2 TOTAL
Wendell Young - 1/2 COMPLETE! 5 TOTAL 


Murray Bannerman (RC)
Richard Brodeur (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Gary Bromley (ALL THREE)
Sean Burke (RC)
Jacques Caron (Non-Canucks Card)
John Garrett (RC)
Glen Hanlon (RC - Canucks Card)
Jason LaBarbera (Canucks Card)
Drew MacIntyre (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Cesare Maniago (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Andrew Raycroft (RC - Canucks Card)
Curt Ridley (Non-Canucks Card)
Dany Sabourin (Non-Canucks Card)
Cory Schneider (RC)
Corey Schwab (Canucks Card)
Gary Smith (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Steve Weeks (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Dunc Wilson (RC - Non-Canucks Card)
Wendell Young (RC)



  1. I won a tennis tournament too. But I was eight and it was against my friends. We weren't on a real tennis court and I think one of the other guys used a racquetball racquet. And my trophy wasn't nearly as nice as Harold's.

    Great pickups. I'm partial to that Dave Dryden (talk about some sweet vintage jersey).

  2. You are more than welcome Michael! I really appreciated the Rookie Anthology help you sent my way and I thought some of these cards would be loved in your home.

  3. I really like your collecting focus. It hard to get excited about hockey in 90 degree Florida (when the season begins).

    But I was a fan of all Canadian clubs. I wish you want list had the year / # of the card. I probably have a few of them.

    I'm still trying to complete my Ken Dryden and Guy LeFleur cards.