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.
Can't forget, Hall was also the goalie scored on in the iconic Bobby Orr 'Superman' photo. Also, I just wanted to mention how I would really hate being Glenn Hall's backup during his 502 consecutive game run.
While I don't own this card I have seen it numerous times, at shows, stores and on line. Never noticed the mask! Thanks for pointing it out.
Tall Hall...haha. I love it. One of the best goalies of all-time, from one of the best hockey sets of all time. I cant wait to see what other classic hockey cards you picked up.
Such a neat set. I saw Hall play a few times. Thinking back to when there were six teams and my friends and I knew every player on every roster. A different world now.
Love that card! Maybe I will pick one up some day, but I am not at all a fan on non-standard size cards. I actually briefly talked about Hall at the card show yesterday.
I agree with the commish I remember knowing every guy in the league
I remember seeing a card from this set in my local vintage dealer's case, but since I wasn't collecting hockey yet, I didn't buy it. Now that I am collecting hockey, I am kicking myself because somebody else bought it before I could. Don't remember which player it was.
I'm just a bit too young to remember him with the Blackhawks. Great write-up and cartoon on the back. You know he was well thought of when his nickname was "Mr. Goalie".
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