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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another PC Pickup

I finally received a card I won back in December. It seems like Canada/US shipping is taking longer and longer these days. I used to be able to get stuff within 10-12 days. Now it has been taking 3-4 weeks. Either way, it's all good. Here is card #2 of my Penguins PC for 2010.


1968-69 O-Pee-Chee Wally Boyer #105

Wally played 3 solid years for the Pens from 1968-69 through 1970-71. In that time, he scored 32 goals and 61 assists. He spent the next year with the Hershey Bears, playing only 1 game for the Pens. His last year was spent with the Winnipeg Jets of the WHL. The nice little cartoon on the BOTC features what Wally was probably best known for. It says "As a Pro, Wally has played in 12 cities in 12 years." That's a journeyman.

I love the design of this year's cards. They are very clean looking, with the player as the focus of the card. Although there are no action shots, typical of this era, the background art makes up for it. I have a few others from this set but this is my first Penguin.

(A warm DFG welcome to Justin G. from Is This a Wasteland - No It's Tampa Bay Sports. If you are a Tampa Bay fan, his blog will give you "a look at sports inside and outside the Tampa Bay Area." I think he sells himself short on the "better at the day job" comment. Thanks for following, Justin. Hope you enjoy.)

4 comments:

  1. nice card. it's always cool to appreciate those common cards from way back when. those are the best.

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  2. One man's common is another man's treasure.

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  3. Ahh, but there is a site. I'm just too dysfunctional to know how to link to it. Tampa Bay Sports Wasteland!

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  4. I have seen the light and corrected the error of my ways. I also linked to your site in my post.

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