Thursday, September 2, 2010

The continuing story of the Cards That Never Were.

Jacques Plante, one of the greatest goalies to ever strap on the pads, played 18 years and 837 games in the NHL. The last 8 of those games with the Boston Bruins at the end of the '72/73 season.

Neither OPC nor Topps decided to make a card of Jacques in their '73/74 sets. So I did.
Three hours later, and my eyes are bleeding, but there it is. Jacques went 7-1 for Boston with a 2.00 GAA. After the season he jumped ship to the WHA to play one last season before retiring.

7 comments:

Aubrey said...

Nice!

White Sox Cards said...

Awesome job!

Casey said...

Awesome!

It's a shame that card doesn't exist.

reoddai said...

Great looking card.

If you are looking for Plante in a BOS jersey from a card company, try 04-05 ITG Franchises (East?).
Quick eBay search will find it for you if the link doesn't work:
http://i.ebayimg.com/18/!BgTC%29kQ!2k~$%28KGrHqQOKjgErzIqpw+vBLEuuqKF1w~~_12.JPG

shanediaz82 said...

Awesome card, nice work Captain!!!

Chuck's Used Cards said...

the great Jaques Plante - first hockey card I ever got ...

love those missing cards too

cheers

Chuck's Used Cards said...

the great Jaques Plante - first hockey card I ever got ...

love those missing cards too

cheers