Friday, September 30, 2011

The Iconic Series: 1975-76 Topps Guy Lafleur

This is probably my strangest selection, I really had a hard time finding a card that really stood out and represented “The Flower”. The design on this Topps Hockey set is pretty bland and probably one of the worst designs of any sport in the 1970s.

I think this photo is very personal and shows you Guy’s imperfect look for a player that was smooth as hell on the ice. Guy’s who was a finesse player appear to have had his nose broken a few times. The way his hair is parted you can tell that eventually he was going to lose it. However, it does appear that he has all of his teeth.

The photo appears to be a picture one might take of a brother or cousin, the personal feel of it makes this card stand out more than any other LaFleur card.

1 comment:

  1. This card is also fun because they list his position as defense.

    This was his breakout season. Prior to '75-76, he was only getting about 25 goals per season. This was the year he'd break 50.