Tuesday, November 2, 2010

1974-75 Topps card #4 Goals Against Average Leaders

Card Features - Doug Favell and Bernie Parent
 Small world the NHL... in the 1973/74 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs sent goalie Bernie Parent to the Philadlephia Flyers for goalie Doug Favell. I guess you could say it worked out well for both clubs. It didn't though, Toronto got screwed... but we'll cover that later on.
Doug and Bernie were actually teammates for three seasons with the Flyers before Philly traded Bernie to Toronto in 1971. Confused? You won't be after this next episode...... (never mind the obscure reference)

Bernie won two Stanley Cups, two Vezina Trophys and Two Conn Smythe Trophys in the two years after this card was released and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984.
Doug is credited with being the first goalie in the NHL to add colour to his mask. Ummm... yeah.
There are some pretty famous names on those lists....

As you can probably tell from looking at the picture, this is one of the very few cards I still need to upgrade from this set. Some young fan decided to scratch out each of their faces with ball point pen. One day I'll find a good upgrade.

Hall of Fame - Bernie Parent 1984
Upgrade needed

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