No matter where you fall on that spectrum of age, you've undoubtedly heard the term "Sugar Daddy".
Well, did you know that for a couple of years in the mid-'70s you could actually get a sports card with your Sugar Daddy? I had no idea this was the case until researching a really cool card given to me by my dad a while ago now:
I see some elements of 1938 Goudey baseball here, with the photograph of the head placed on a cartoon body. Of course, my absolute favorite thing about this one is the fact that it appears to have some authentic Sugar Daddy residue along the lower left edge there. This is one of those rare cases where I think a little damage actually makes a card more interesting. Who knows what path this card traveled before it ended up in my Dad's hands back in the early '90s.
This was actually a multi-sport set, featuring some basketball and football players along with the hockey portion of the checklist. What a great oddball this is for my hockey card collection. Do any of you have any of these in your collections? Looking over the checklist, I'd love to track down a Phil Esposito someday!