1988-89 Topps - #66 - Brett Hull (RC)
True, there's a heavy dose of airbrushing on this card, but it's still a classic. Hull is one of the game's all-time snipers, and it's great that his rookie card can be had in mint condition for less than 10 bucks. I already had a PSA-graded copy but needed a raw card for my set binder. This card will garner some serious consideration when I get around to choosing #66 for The Ultimate Hockey Card Set.
1988-89 Topps - #116 - Patrick Roy
Another '88-89 Topps set need, Patrick's 3rd year card.
1988-89 Topps - #194 - Pierre Turgeon (RC)
Turgeon was the first overall pick in the 1987 entry draft, and I remember being a huge fan of this guy when I was young. In fact, I used to have a puck with a picture of Turgeon superimposed on it that I picked up at the pro shop at a Hartford Whalers game back in the day. He had a great career with 500+ goals and ended at better than a point-per-game over his 1,294 games played.
1988-89 Topps - #120 - Wayne Gretzky
One of my favorite cards from the decade, period. This symbolizes perhaps the most significant trade in NHL history. I already had a graded copy of this one, in fact I chose it as one of my Top 60 hockey cards a while back, but like the Hull rookie this one will go into the '88-89 Topps binder.
1974-75 Topps - #28 - Bruins Team Leaders
One of the final cards towards my 1974-75 Topps set. Anything from the '70s with Bobby Orr on the front is tough to come by, so I was pleased to snatch this one up for just a couple bucks with free shipping.
1974-75 Topps - #129 - Phil Esposito All-Star
After Phil here, I'm now just 5 cards away from finishing this one! All I've got left is the NHL Assist Leaders card, Bobby Orr All-Star, Borje Salming, Guy Lafleur and Bobby Clarke.
1974-75 O-Pee-Chee WHA - #30 - Gerry Cheevers
My favorite card in the lot, and another great addition to my steadily growing WHA collection. I've wanted this one for a couple of years now, and it will look pretty good next to the Jacques Plante I just picked up from this set.
Oh, and if you're bored and in the mood to see a junk wax pack rip, I've just posted a pack of 1990-91 Topps hockey over on A Pack a Day.