So, posting has become rather sporadic lately. I'm getting married in a couple of weeks, so odds are things are going to continue that way for a while, at least until mid-June when we get back from the honeymoon.
Rather than post nothing at all though, I'm going to pretty much mail it in with some half-assed "card of the day" posts. First up is this "gently loved" beauty:
I actually bought this card almost two years ago (June of 2009) on eBay. I'm not really sure why I purchased it to be honest with you. There were only 120 total cards produced by the major companies in 1962-63 (66 by Topps, 54 by Parkhurst) so maybe I had a moment of weakness and thought that one day I'd own all 120 cards, so why not start with this one? Try finding a 1962-63 Topps checklist though (even a marked one) for less than $150 and you'll quickly see how delusional this line of thinking was.
In any event, it's got a couple of weak corners on the right side, but for $2.47 it's in good enough shape for me. Here's the back of the card:
The summary indicates that the Rangers had squeaked into the playoffs in 1961-62. The team would not be so lucky in 1962-63 though, finishing 5th out of 6 teams (only the Bruins were worse) and missing the playoffs.
While not my oldest hockey card, I believe this is my oldest team card.
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