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.
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 today. Prior to finding a home in New Jersey, the Devils franchise spent their first six years in Colorado as the “Rockies”. Poor Glenn Resch found himself packing for Colorado towards the end of the 1980-81 season after the New York Islanders determined that Billy Smith was all the insurance they needed in goal.
Despite playing eight games for the Rockies that season, Topps/O-Pee-Chee elected to doctor a photo of Resch in his Islanders’ garb with the trusty airbrush. The result, as is always the case, was horrendous.
Stick tap Andrew Wencer for the card
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.