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Saturday, August 29, 2009

It Came From The Oddball Box - part 4: Revenge of the Son of Sticky Saturday

You knew in the oddball junk box there'd be some stickers. You didn't know that they'd be HOCKEY stickers through, didja? That's what I thought!


'78 Topps Hockey Stickers. I remember where I got these things. Waaay back in the day I went to Atlanta Sports Cards (not this one, the original one) and picked up a brick of these stickers. I was hoping to get a Flames sticker but ended up with a huge amount of other team stickers instead. I can't even call it doubles because there were a couple dozen each of some teams. If I am not mistaken, they were inserts inside hockey packs that year. As you can see the stickers are split in half with a team logo on one side and a helmet number, position and hockey picture on the other. Four stickers per card ain't bad at all...


Here is my vote for worst logo evar: The Vancouver Canucks. Blue and green that don't go together at all shaped vaguely like a hockey rink with a negative space hockey stick that I guess kinda sorta makes a C if you have a good imagination*. Hockey sticks are bent, so you could also conceivably argue that it is a V for Vancouver just with one side gone limp. It's still awful. I'd normally make fun of the Vancouver team name as well, but I live in a state who once rooted for a team named the Atlanta Crackers so I'll let it slide.

Here's the coolest sticker of the bunch, a Jason-style goalie mask two years before a movie would make them world famous. I'm almost tempted to stick this on something and spoil a Minnesota North Stars card. If anyone needs some hockey stickers, let me know, I've got a ton. I'll try to get them to you before Christmas, but I make no promises. Also, FleerFan gets first dibs if he needs some, 'cause he is the King of the Stickers and everyone knows that kings get jus primae noctis.

It's good to be da king.

* You know what it kind of reminds me of? Remember the Rocky and Bullwinkle episode with the Pottsylvania Creeper plant that smiled real big when it ate people? Those creepy smiling blue plants? You don't? Well, never mind then....

4 comments:

McCann Can Triple said...

I'd take some hockey stickers. Any stickers. Ugly stickers. The ones that FleerFan does not want.

kevincrumbs said...

People absolutely love that Canucks logo but I think part of it is because the uniforms that bore that logo is by far the best looking uniform the Canucks have ever worn.

shanediaz82 said...

Oh man! If you ever want to get rid of any of those "doubles" look me up!

ernest of canada said...

those are kind of cool. something i've never seen before. i think that may have been the first year opc didn't bother with inserts. and that canucks logo perfectly summarizes all that is 70's graphic design.