Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pack Rip - Some More 1978-79 Topps Hockey

A couple of weeks ago I picked up 17 packs of 1978-79 Topps hockey. Here's the second pack:

#66 - Penalty Minute Leaders

PIM leaders get no recognition in the hobby these days.

#69 - Game Winning Goal Leaders

Pretty impressive lineup right there, three Hall-of-Famers on one card (four I guess if you consider that Bob Bourne is in the Islanders Hall-of-Fame)...

#254 - Dave Burrows

This photo looks like it's from a dream, that's some heavy airbrushing right there.

#109 - Jere Gillis

After his hockey career came to a close, Gillis began work as a stuntman in films. He's actually worked on a couple of movies that I enjoyed, including The Fountain and Secret Window.

#235 - Walt Tkaczuk

Often overshadowed and under-appreciated, Tkaczuk was among the best defensive forwards of his day.

#177 - Ron Duguay

Boston Bruins Team Sticker

Sweet, I hope this is a good sign. With any luck, after this evening the Bruins will be headed to their first Stanley Cup final since 1990!

#9 - Craig Ramsay

If the Thrashers move to Winnipeg, will Ramsay remain the head coach?

#8 - Larry Patey

#59 - Mike Milbury

I couldn't pick a better pack to post on the day of Game 6 than this one! Let's go Bruins!!!

#143 - Bernie Federko (Rookie)

Very nice! It's not every day that you get to pull a rookie card of a Hall-of-Famer from a pack of cards from the 1970's. I only had the 2001-02 Topps Archives version previously, it's nice to have the real thing in the collection.

#240 - Borje Salming

Back to back members of the Hall. Not a bad way to wind down the pack if you ask me. This pack's "card whose back is wax stained" award goes to...

#41 - Dave Farrish

Nothing against Dave here, but I'm glad his card was stained rather than the Federko rookie or the Salming.

That's a wrap. Don't worry, I won't bore you with all 17 of these packs, but I do plan to show off at least one more.


Dave H said...

Great hit on the Federko! That is also a Ron Duguay rookie too.

Reivax said...

This post made me sad! Hurricane Ike a couple years ago, dropped a tree on my garage roof, which made a big hole, which let in a ton of water, all of which landed right on top of my hockey cards... They all dried out OK, but they are wrinkled up like potato chips. I still love them regardless :)

Captain Canuck said...

nice pack. I love the old Ranger uni's... and I don't know how much '78/79 OPC you have.... but when you compare them to the Topps version, cards like the Salming are a lot different. OPC has all star cards, so on the base cards they removed the "1st Team All Star" form the top, leaving a big empty white space. It looks odd. I could never figure out why a lot of my cards were like that until the internet cam along and showed me the topps version.

Tony said...

No problem. I could read posts of every pack you open, not boring at all

Drop The Gloves! said...

What a great pack!

For me, the PIM Leader card is the best pull, but the Federko rookie ain't too shabby either :)

Dave H said...

Like Tony, I would love to see all 17 busted on here....Could be a lot of scanning, maybe you would want to do a video?

Anonymous said...

Oh man, that Burrows card - OPC has the guy that went the other way in that deal: a "now with Penguins" card of future Norris winner Randy Carlyle.

Nice cards! Love that set.

Fuji said...

Congratulations on the Federko rookie... what an amazing addition to any hockey PC.

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