Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hockey Card of the Day #45

Sergei Federov, Detroit Red Wings, 90-91 Off-Brand hockey cardsNNO - Sergei Federov
90-91 - ?

Does anyone know what set this off-brand card comes from? There is no company name or copyright date anywhere on the card. I'm hoping this was from some illegal, unlicensed set. The thing is, it's much higher quality than some of the crap that came out in 90-91 (I'm looking your way Bowman).

If it's any help, this foil Eric Lindros card seems to be from the same set as well.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hockey Card of the Day #44

Stan Mikita 72-73 O-Pee-Chee Team Canada, OPC, hockey, hockey cardsNNO - Stan Mikita
72-73 O-Pee-Chee Team Canada

These decapitated heads were inserted in packs of 72-73 O-Pee-Chee. I like them much better than the regular 72-73 OPC cards, though I think I would like this card even more if Mikita was wearing his trademark bulbous helmet.

Actually, this card probably ranks in my top ten favourite hockey cards, coincidentally with a couple of other cards that also feature people who have had their heads removed-- though in these cases they were reattached on someone else's body: 71-72 Rogie Vachon and Mike Corrigan.

Also notable in the category of cards featuring head transplants is the '74 Nabisco Sugar Daddy set that placed pro-athletes heads on cartoon bodies. Derek Sanderson's card is my favourite of that bunch.