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.

Glenn “Chico” Resch would only play in 22 games with the Philadelphia Flyers in parts of two seasons, but he would be preserved forever by O-Pee-Chee when they applied the airbrush to his New Jersey Devils gear for their 1986-87 set. Resch was a member of one of the New York Islanders’ Stanley Cup winning teams when he was sharing time in goal and he would later serve as the primary netminder in Colorado/New Jersey. Judging by the look on his face in this terrible looking hockey card, Resch either knew the end was nigh before he got to Philadelphia – or – O-Pee-Chee informed him ahead of time that they would be painting Lou Ferrigno’s hair on him along with the Flyers’ orange and black.

Glenn “Chico” Resch currently serves as a colour commentator for New Jersey Devils’ broadcasts and has excellent taste in goalie masks.

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.

Comments (4)

  1. Heh, now this is an idea that’s after my own heart. That Resch one is fodder for more than a thousand words, and is in good company:

  2. @Dominik, that’s awesome… we actually featured that Dave Barr Whalers mess recently:

    That Warren Young Penguins card linked in your post is a classic!

  3. @Scott Ha, nice! That OPC year was just one laugher after another. I’d love to go back in time and hear what the discussion was like in the art room. Must’ve been other substances around.

  4. [...] the ugliest, funniest, and error-ridden cards both past and present.We presented a terrible looking Glenn “Chico” Resch card from O-Pee-Chee’s 86-87 set earlier this week and figured we might as well go ahead and run with its companion piece for [...]

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