Monthly Archives: April 2014

The hero before the hero

63 years ago today (three score and three?), Bill Barilko scored the Cup-winning goal in the 1951 Stanley Cup Final.  It was an OT goal against Habs goalie Gerry McNeil and was captured on this card.  Barilko, of course, died … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the ’70-71 hockey design

I’ve never found the 1970-71 Topps/OPC design to be particularly effective.  It might even be the ugliest design they ever came up with.  I think it’s certainly top five, anyway. This is unfortunate, since as I showed a long time back, … Continue reading

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