Milt Schmidt * 1918 - 2017
This week the hockey world lost one of it's real good guys, as HOFer Milt Schmidt passed away at 98 years old on Wednesday. Milt was the oldest living former NHL player at the time of his passing, and he left a mark on the game, and particularly the Boston Bruins franchise, that will never be forgotten.
I was fortunate enough to meet Milt back in 2010, and put up a post here on the blog shortly afterward summarized his amazing life and career. For today, I'll keep it short, but I did want to take this opportunity to show some of my favorite Schmidt cards as a tribute to Milt, beginning with the '54-55 Parkhurst issue you see above. I'll spare any commentary from here on out, and let the cards do the talking instead...
1964-65 Topps "Tall Boy"
2000-01 Topps Heritage Arena Relic
2007-08 Sport Kings
2011-12 Parkhurst Champions Auto
2006-07 In the Game Heroes & Prospects Auto
2012-13 Panini Classic Signatures Auto
2006-07 Parkhurst Auto
2007-08 OPC Premier Original Six Auto
1994-95 Parkhurst Tall Boys Auto
Rest in peace, Milt, and thank you for all you did for the game of hockey.