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.
For the 1987-88 season, O-Pee-Chee launched a 42-card set of “Mini Hockey Leaders”. The cards in this set were much smaller than your standard hockey card, and the set mostly highlighted statistical leaders from the previous season. As you can imagine, such greats as Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Patrick Roy, and Jari Kurri were among the players included.
We’re not entirely sure why Glen Hanlon was included in this set, he may have been among the top 10 in goals against average that year while splitting time with Greg Stefan… or perhaps he was the league’s leader in crotch grabbing.
Stick tap HOTH reader Keith C. for reminding us of this classic.
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.