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.

Poor Dave Barr. On top of having to share his name with a Canadian golfer of moderate fame, he also had to endure a brief stint with the Hartford Whalers after St. Louis no longer required his services. Barr’s time in Hartford didn’t last long as he was sent packing for Detroit midway through the 1986-87 season. Despite only suiting up with the Whalers for 30 games, Barr leaves us with a lasting impression of just how bad O-Pee-Chee’s art department could be in the heyday of airbrushing.

Off-centred, hand drawn, and downright hideous. Long live the Whale, but I think the franchise would have been better off without this abomination floating around.

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.

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  1. [...] Quenneville was already a victim of airbrush mutilation as a Hartford Whaler three years before O-Pee-Chee butchered the uniform and logo on Dave Barr. Quenneville spent four seasons with the Colorado Rockies/New Jersey Devils franchise before [...]

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