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.
Airbrushed hockey cards of the 1980s have been well documented in this feature, although, airbrushing has nothing on the cut and paste technique of the 1970s. For their 1971-72 set, O-Pee-Chee scrambled to have recently traded Rogie Vachon appear in his new Kings’ duds. After busting out the safety scissors and glue, Vachon’s clean shaven face was superimposed onto the body of someone much more prolific in the chest hair department. The result, a terribly awesome off-centred rendering for the Kings’ goaltending great to-be that slightly resembles the mug of Micky Dolenz.
Vachon and the owner of his body don’t even have the same skin tone. It’s just vicious…
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.