1964-65 Topps #12 - Glenn Hall
I just adore these '64-65 Topps tallboy hockey cards. It's easily my favorite hockey set of the '60s. At just 110 cards you'd think it might be one to go for, but some of the prices are just brutal. Still, it's a set that I'm always passively keeping an eye out for, and I was watching this Glenn Hall here on eBay for a good couple of months before the seller lowered the price to well below a blaster and I bit.
For those who aren't hockey fans or may not recognize the name, Hall is one of the most successful goaltenders in the history of the game. His accolades include a Calder Memorial Trophy (1956 Rookie of the Year), a record 7 First Team All-Star selections, multiple Vezina Trophy and Stanley Cup wins, and a Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP). He also holds the record for most consecutive games played by a goalie at 502, which I would argue will absolutely never be broken. Glenn was a lock for the Hall of Fame, and was inducted in 1975.
I just sorted Glenn away and found that I now have 14 cards from this release in my collection. Not bad at all. I'll certainly be on the hunt for some new additions during hockey season here. Thanks for stopping by and reading, and I hope everyone is enjoying a nice holiday weekend.