Tag Archives: 1962-63 Topps

Joy of a completed set – 1962-63 Topps Hockey (Part 3)

One of the little oddities of this set is that it includes the only card of a trainer that I’ve seen in 30-plus years of collecting. Frank Paice wasn’t expected to have a card this year.  I’ve seen a photo … Continue reading

Posted in Joy of Completed Things, Vintage Hockey | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Joy of a completed set – 1962-63 Topps Hockey (Part 1)

About 30 years ago, give or take a couple weeks, I stood in a dimly-lit card shop.  I was in awe.  We’d just moved to Ontario in August and the one saving grace for me was that I had heard … Continue reading

Posted in Joy of Completed Things, Vintage Hockey | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Good thing Bobby speaks for himself

I’ve been up to my eyeballs and any thoughts of a richer post today went up in smoke when the snowstorm hit and brought hours of shoveling in its wake.  So in lieu of anything thoughtful, I offer this.  This … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage Hockey | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Contest? Contest.

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, outright idea theft should be the greatest praise imaginable.  As such, I’m holding the inaugural Diamond Cuts and Wax Stains “Who the (expletive deleted) is that?” contest, borrowed extremely liberally from Al … Continue reading

Posted in contests/breaks, Vintage Hockey | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Not the man I thought he was

I’ve had this card for 27 years, almost 28.  I pulled it myself (and probably another dozen exactly like it) from a wax pack and regarded it while eating the plastic-like, shatter-prone, vaguely dangerous powdered gum-like substance that inexplicably came … Continue reading

Posted in 1964-65 Topps Hockey, Vintage Hockey | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment