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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.

We can give O-Pee-Chee a mulligan for not sending a photographer out to capture Ivan Boldirev in a Canucks uniform for their 1980-81 set. Boldirev landed in Vancouver late in the 1979-80 season via trade from the Atlanta Flames, which was clearly too late in O-Pee-Chee’s production schedule to give Boldirev a proper representation. We can’t be so gracious with Boldirev’s card for the 1981-82 set, though.

80-81 Boldirev

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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.

Seven NHL teams in 20 seasons doesn’t exactly make you a journeyman, at least when compared to the travels of a guy like Mike Sillinger. As this 1992-93 Pinnacle “Sidelines” card (#233) was released shortly after Douggie’s stint in Calgary, I think we can assume maybe a bit of the mid-west may have rubbed off on him?

I’m not saying he doesn’t look tough, I mean it’s still better than the cow tights but it’s hardly as badass as these cards here, here and, uhh here?

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 hoth@thescore.com and we may post your submission

Sticktap to Mark M for emailing us this beauty.

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.

The Winnipeg Jets entered the NHL for the start of the 1979-80 season, and boy were they shitty. Their leading scorer in that inaugural NHL season was Morris Lukowich, the man pictured below in front of that lovely sequined background.

There’s not much that needs to be said about this shot, other than the fact that sequins were best left for “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s robes.

Stick tap theScore’s own Tim Micallef

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 hoth@thescore.com and we may post your submission.

Joel 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 landing in Hartford for the 1983-84 season. Thankfully, someone took a timeout from painting their garage door to lend several strokes to this ruination:

Coach Q’s current mustache is older than Duncan Keith.

Image via CheckOutMyCards

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.

Before he fell victim to the airbrush for the ’81-82 Topps/O-Pee-Chee set, Don Luce was a dynamic two-way player with the Buffalo Sabres of the 1970s. Luce would spend the better part of 13 years with the Sabres before brief stops in Los Angeles and Toronto on the road to retirement. Luce would compile six consecutive 20+ goal seasons between 1973 and 1979.
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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.

Obviously by “worst” we mean “best”. Errol Thompson looks just like your friend’s dad here. We’re not sure what’s more surprising: that he once scored 43 goals in the NHL or that he played hockey.

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 hoth@thescore.com and we may post your submission.

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 hoth@thescore.com and we may post your submission.