Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Filling in Gaps - 1967-68 Topps Hockey

Recently I posted a couple of 1965-66 Topps hockey cards I had picked up only because I had none in my collection. About a month or so ago I did the same thing with 1967-68 Topps hockey, a set that was not represented in my collection either. I got two cards for a pretty reasonable price, especially given that they are in absolute mint condition with sharp corners, good centering and no creases...
#36 - Fred Stanfield - Best known for winning two Stanley Cups with the Bruins in the early 70's, Fred actually opened up a successful office furniture business after retiring from hockey. I couldn't pass this card up at $1.99. I like the design of this set much better than the 65-66 set, the cartoon backgrounds vaguely remind me of the Topps Kids baseball releases from the 90's.
#38 - Glen Sather (RC) - The other card I grabbed was Glen Sather's rookie card. This one cost me a bit more, but it was still less than $4. Not a bad price for a rookie card from the 60's of one of hockey's biggest names (albeit as a coach rather than a player). Yes, that is the same Glen Sather who coahed the Oilers to all those Stanley Cup championships in the 1980's and is the current GM of the New York Rangers. Didn't know he played for the Bruins? Don't feel bad, neither did I!

3 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

$6 for both? a steal.

well done.

shanediaz82 said...

Yeah, I was shocked at how cheap they went for. I placed the minimum bid when I ran across them, forgot about them both, and then was shocked when I won them a few days later...

Hackenbush said...

These were just a little before my time as a kid so I don't have any. Interesting, as Topps, that they spell Stanfield's position Centre instead of Center.

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