Monthly Archives: May 2012

Why are the Leafs called the Leafs?

One of the things that confronts every Leaf fan at some point in his or her existence is the oddity of the team name.  This usually comes in the form of some meathead who offers up a gem like “Hey, … Continue reading

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Joy of a Completed Set – 1963-64 Parkhurst Part 1

I went to the Toronto Spring Expo with a very short list and one particular goal in mind – to finally put the 1963-64 Parkhurst set to bed.  This was the second of the two sets I thought I would … Continue reading

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What do Ulf Nilsson, Charlie Gehringer, Richard Feynman and Salvador Dali have in common?

All were born on May 11, same as our new little boy. I’d have posted this sooner, but after all, new baby…. Mom and baby are both fine. Best line so far comes from our soon-to-be-four-year-old – “Mama, he’s so … Continue reading

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100 posts and Johnny Bench

100 posts isn’t a huge milestone for most blogs, it’s just a bit of one here because I wasn’t confident I would even get to 10.  I only signed up for this account so I could comment over at Cardboard … Continue reading

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Best of the 70s #15 – 1974-75 OPC WHA

It took three seasons for the WHA to merit its own set of cards from OPC. In ’72-73, WHA players made up the high series of the regular set.  In ’73-74, OPC made a 20-player poster set, but no cards … Continue reading

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