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.
The legend of Joe Juneau is steeped in folklore and disappointment. There was his storied collegiate career at RPI where Juneau would earn a degree in aeronautical engineering, and a productive run with the Canadian National Team. Of course, who could forget his rookie season in the NHL where he would total 102 points alongside Adam Oates and Cam Neely with the Boston Bruins?
In his second full season with the Bruins, Juneau was shipped to Washington in exchange for Al Iafrate. Juneau would play ten more seasons in the NHL with Buffalo, Ottawa, Phoenix, and Montreal before hanging up his skates in 2004. Joe Juneau would never duplicate the offensive output he enjoyed in his first couple of seasons in Boston, but he left his mark on the game of hockey with a series of terrible hockey cards.
Juneau Kicks Out The Jams
Drumming=cool, Juneau’s Kentucky Waterfall=not so much.
Juneau Gets His Pose On
As a general rule, studio shots for hockey cards are a bad idea.
The Sky’s The Limit When Joe Juneau’s Behind The Kit
We’ve gotta hand it to the ‘Be a Player’ series from Upper Deck, they sure have given us a lot of material to work with.
Joe Juneau and His Dogs
There’s a whole range of Joe Juneau the hockey player/Joe Juneau the prospector/Juneau, Alaska stereotype comparisons that can be drawn here when you take a look at this card. We’re not sure if Joe Juneau is actually a husky lover, or if he’s just so clever that he figured this was one creative way to really mess with people.
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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.