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.
To be completely honest, we were going to give this feature a rest for a few days. Seeing as I inappropriately labeled Lanny McDonald’s wicked beer league-esque O-Pee-Chee shot as one of the worst – though, you can probably expect a few more cards to pop up in the future that may fall into a similar grey area, I thought it was only fair to post an absolutely horrendous hockey card as a follow-up.
Here we have none other than “The Karate Kid” himself, Ralph Macchio, sporting a New York Islanders sweater. From what I’ve been told this was part of Pro Set series featuring celebrities hawking their favourite teams. We were sent a card that featured Jim Belushi wearing a throwback Chicago Blackhawks jersey, too, but it’s got nothing on Ralph Macchio.
Thanks to HOTH reader Ryan for sending us this dandy.
*Update* – Puck Daddy’s Sean Leahy has more on these awful celebrity cards, including: Marv Albert and Mr. Rogers!!!
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 highlight. 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.