Friday, September 28, 2007

Hockey Card of the Week #1

Don Cherry, Boston Bruins, Topps, 74-75, NHL, hockey, hockey cards, rookie#161 - Don Cherry
74-75 Topps

I know I usually go on about how hockey cards need to have action shots and all that, well here's the exception. I have never seen a more badass card than this one. Cherry's glare is so intense, and his mustache is so tough that he even makes Charles Bronson look like a pansy! I bet he had beaten up the photographer and insulted every minority in Canada by the time the photo shoot was done.

I'd love to have the full set of 74-75 O-Pee-Chee (I know this card is Topps, but only because I couldn't afford the O-Pee-Chee version). The design of this cards beats everything produced from the late-80's and onward (though 90-91 O-Pee-Chee comes pretty close). Putting a hockey stick in the border always looks so good that it should be a no-brainer for the card manufacturers of today.


hockeydad said...

i like that it is a black and white photo that has been tinted.

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