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 and we may post your submission.

Comments (5)

  1. I own this card!

  2. Who knew that Danielson was a psychic.

    Daniel: No the problem is, I’m getting my ass kicked every other day, that’s the problem.

  3. I have that card too, It was back in 91-92-ish when all the teams in the league named a celebrity captain for the year, being a Winnipegger the only other one I remember at the time is Burton Cummings was the Jets Celeb Captain. Believe me, I WISH we had the Karate Kid.

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  5. Canucks had Rick Hansen as their celebrity captain

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