The Worst Hockey Cards of All-Time is a new feature at Houses of the Hockey. On occasion, we’ll be highlighting some of the ugliest, funniest, and error-ridden cards both past and present. Although we consider ourselves a bunch of nostalgia crazy hockey geeks, and have all collected cards throughout the years, we’re always looking for new cards to feature. If you have a hockey card you’d like to see featured, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may post your submission.
As a young hockey obsessed boy, I routinely ran the risk of childhood obesity every time Kraft introduced a new series of hockey cards on the back of macaroni and cheese boxes. One of my favourite sets of Kraft Dinner hockey cards was the goaltender series from 1994-95. Each NHL team had a goaltender featured on their own box of KD, the cards featured the goalie’s number and nickname. There were some great nicknames, like Jamie McLennan’s “Noodles” for instance. Others were less endearing, like Darren Puppa’s “Poops”.