The Worst Hockey Cards of All-Time is a regular 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.

Long before he became an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks, Dave Farrish was a dependable stay-at-home defenceman that bounced between the NHL and AHL for over 20 seasons. Perhaps it was the frightening image of a bearded murderer-like Farrish in O-Pee-Chee’s 1978-79 set that led photographers to keep their distance for the 1981-82 series. Whatever the cause, this shot of Farrish is a bona fide hack job.

Who said you need to airbrush to really butcher a hockey 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 and we may post your submission.