Cleaning more stuff off my desk today. Saw a stack of goalie cards and a binder of older cards on the shelf beside. Decided to pull the scanner out and have some fun.
Here are some of the tenders currently residing in my collection/tradebox (depends on who you ask).
This is about as old as I've got - if you don't count a couple of Parkies in my PC.
Love the vintage leather.
Lots to love about this one.
Great logo. Great jersey. Great leather. Great wall.
And the card is in great condition to boot.
Always been a fan of Cesare and his awesome masks. But here's one of him sans lid.
Is he even wearing equipment??
I'm a sucker for the Golden Seals logo. And I'm a bigger sucker for this jersey.
We need more of these portrait shots on our cards eh?
Love, love, love this card.
Bunny on the verge of getting the net to himself in Montreal.
Whoops....not so fast.
Not the mask I think of when I hear Michel Larocque.
How cool are you when you're sporting a beard like that, have your mask tucked into the top of your pad and sport the double zero on your back?
John Davidson. (just don't go looking at any 80's hockey blooper VHS tapes.....clearly not the same cool goalie).
The less popular Dryden in most people's eyes, but I have a special admiration for him.
He was the first goalie to introduce the (what is now commonplace) cage-mask combo style of goalie lid.
And look at those pads!! They can't be regulation height?
My favourite Colorado Rockies goalie of all time (sorry Chico).
This is a great photo of him in net. Looks like he knows what he's doing.
Anyone remember the story Don Cherry told about Hardy letting in three softies? "Yahhh...Hat Treeck".
If the five hole is between your legs, what's the spot directly over the head called? Definitely a weakness in Mario Lessard's game me thinks.
Some great crease action and again.....vintage leather.
I had the pleasure of doing a quick interview with Ed Staniowski about 15 years ago when he was in town for a 3-on-3 charity tournament. He looked like he could beat the crap out of anyone and everyone in the building. Dude is in shape! But boy was he ever a nice guy.
I've got to dig up that interview one of these days.
What. A. Great. Card.
My first ever NHL game I saw in person was the 1985 All-Star Game. Yeah Gretzky, yeah, Kurri, yeah Bossy and Trottier. Yeah rookie Lemieux. But Lindbergh.....he was the star of the show for me.
He was so good.
Speaking of All-Star games. Remember when John Garrett had to fill in for Richard Brodeur and nearly snagged MVP honours in 1983? That was until the Great One potted four in the third to steal it away.
What's not to love about this card.
I felt bad about what I said Chico.....here you are in Devils gear.
He looks so odd.
I wish there were more cards of Murray Bannerman. I wish that the card that were out there of Murray Bannerman were better.
This is an "action shot" in comparison to others.
The Bandit!! Looks like he got lessons from Mario Lessard.
And how about that killer red Titan goalie stick!! He was probably the coolest kid on the block.
Masks started getting boring about now.
Hold on....spoke a little too soon. Love the yellow version of this Kirk McLean lid. That is a sweet setup.
So there you have it. A little random goalie show & tell for no better reason than I wanted to.
Now.....back to my desk cleaning.