Category Archives: Vintage Hockey

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The best Toronto Expo yet (1971 baseball everywhere!)

The blog went dormant for a long time.  There are myriad reasons for this, most notably that I’ve been absurdly busy, but just as important is that for most of this year, I’ve been poking away at the 1971 high … Continue reading

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A successful spring expo

A week ago today, the Toronto Spring Expo started.  I only get to two card shows per year – this one and the Fall one.  They’re excellent shows but I attend them specifically for two reasons: they are accessible (not … Continue reading

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More tinkering with the 70-71 customs

Fixing the 1970-71 Topps/OPC hockey set is becoming a minor obsession.  All the way back here (images on the link are dead, so it’s of limited use until I fix them) I noted that the set was basically an inverted 1971 … Continue reading

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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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