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.

Billy Smith was known just as well for his temper as he was for winning four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders.  Smith reached the 500 games played milestone during the 1984-85 season, a feat that would be commemorated on this here hockey card.  Since Billy’s Cup winning days were behind him at this point, what better way to mark this milestone than to snap a shot of him smacking a guy in the face with his blocker while another victim is lying in his wake?

This is card is so awful and awesome at the same time that I’m questioning its authenticity.  Somebody get me a Beckett…

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.