Monday, May 6, 2013

White Whale Harpooned! I Think I Have a New Favorite Hockey Card...

Last year I picked up a card that is absolutely a cornerstone of my hockey card collection, and will be for as long as I collect, the 1933 Sport Kings Howie Morenz:

This one makes me smile every time I look at it, even a year later.  I liked it so much that I decided to try chasing down the other three hockey players from the set.

Much later in the year I was fortunate enough to land the Ching Johnson, also in a PSA 4 to match my Morenz.  Johnson is an interesting figure, and this is a great card for sure, but if I'm being honest it doesn't quite hold the same level of excitement as the Morenz in my eyes.

There is one card from this set that I've wanted even more than the Morenz though.  It's a card I've been searching out for years, and have mentioned numerous times here on the blog.  Recently a copy in the grade I want surfaced on eBay for literally the first time in years, and I'm happy to report that I snagged it.  Here's the card:

Sweet, huh?  Shore was the original hard-nosed player who set records for penalty minutes, but also won more Hart Trophies than anyone not named Gretzky or Howe.  There's not much I can say about Eddie that hasn't already been said (more eloquently, as well), so I'm just going to bask in this scan and keep the write-up to a minimum.

Here's a look at the back, you can click the image for a larger scan if you care to read the bio.  This fantastic card is one I don't ever plan on parting with, and is now quite possibly my favorite hockey card, period.  The only hockey figure I'm missing from this set now is, ironically, Ace Bailey, whose career was ended by Shore.  You can bet if I run across one of those in a PSA 4 at a reasonable price I'm going to bite!

7 comments:

offcentred said...

A truly great card.

I don't know how familiar you are with the geography of the outskirts of Boston but the old Goudey factory still stands here in Allston, a few blocks from my apartment! It's been converted into practice studios for bands. I'm pretty sure all the cards above were printed there.

Fuji said...

Congratulations... those three cards are awesome (especially the Shore). Best of luck on your hunt for a PSA 4 Bailey.

Hackenbush said...

Great stuff!

Drop The Gloves! said...

Wow. Just...wow!

I am truly envious.

Dave H said...

Wow indeed....I will sell off half my collection for those three cards :)

shoeboxlegends said...

Thanks for the comments guys!

shoeboxlegends said...

Thanks for the comments guys!

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