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.

Bill Flett began his NHL career as a clean shaven right winger with the Los Angeles Kings.  Flett would slowly develop a more grizzled look during stops in Philadelphia and Toronto before fully adopting the Lon Chaney, Jr. Wolfman look while with the Atlanta Flames in the mid-to-late ’70s.

Sometimes we just have to run with the awesome, which is the case with this pair of Bill Flett O-Pee-Chee cards.  Remember, Neil Young said “it’s better to burn out, than to fade away”.

Bill Flett’s 1975-76 O-Pee-Chee

Flett, bearded again for 1976-77

(Stick tap HOTH reader Jeff S.)

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.