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Joy of a completed set: 1957-58 Topps Hockey (Part 4)

This is the last part of the set and is made up of the balance of the Rangers team. 1957-58 was a good year for New York.  They made their third straight playoff appearance and their winning percentage of .550 … Continue reading

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Joy of a completed set: 1957-58 Topps Hockey (Part 3)

Part 3 of this set will mostly focus on Detroit.  The Wings had been the best team in the game for a long, long time.  From 1947-48 through 1956-57, they finished no worse than second and were first eight times, winning … Continue reading

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Joy of a completed set: 1957-58 Topps Hockey (Part 2)

Part one covered cards 1-18, all of which were Bruins.  This next block is mostly Chicago. The Black Hawks were dismal through most of the 1950s, finishing last every year but one between 1946-47 and 1956-57.  In 1957-58, they would … Continue reading

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Joy of a completed set: 1957-58 Topps Hockey (Part 1)

1957-58 was the second Topps hockey set and the first since the 1954-55 season.  As Topps had managed to secure the rights to the four American-based teams but had not actually produced any cards, this is the first time that … Continue reading

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Mostly meaningless milestones – 1971 OPC baseball

This card was the 638th I obtained in my quest to complete 1971 OPC baseball. The significance of that number isn’t immediately apparent, but given that there are 523 cards in the “easy” (and long-since finished) part of the set, … Continue reading

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How on earth is this a PSA 6?

I have very little use for graded cards in principle, but I am a big fan of the PSA 6. A good PSA 6 card will still look like it just came out of a pack, but the centering is … Continue reading

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More mucking about with Orr customs

Just a thought – what if the knee had given us a couple more seasons?  This might have been part of 1980-81 OPC… Orr, all things being equal, should have played until at least 1983.  I should do the rest … Continue reading

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Joy of a completed page – 1952-53 Parkhurst

I got my first 1952-53 Parkhurst in late summer, 1983, from a little card shop in Burlington, ON.  We had just moved to the province and part of the consolation prize was the sudden availability of vintage card shops the … Continue reading

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Mike Corrigan – the accidental wallet card

I’ve greatly enjoyed reading the various reasons that people have had for choosing their 2015 wallet cards.  Many have put significant thought into their choice and have deep personal reasons for choosing a card that will accompany them on their … Continue reading

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More Topps hockey rescued from the memory hole

When I first found out that OPC had not only added a bunch of players to the Topps set but flushed a number of them as well, one name particularly caught my fancy. For no reason I can adequately explain, … Continue reading

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