It’s been a while since I’ve shown off some 1970’s Hockey Goodness, so here are four more cards I’ve required in the recent-to-semi-recent past…
I’ve never been to Cincinnati and have never seen a WHA game on TV, much less in person, but I’m collecting Cincinnati Stingers. I really liked the logo and uniforms in my younger days, and something about that stuck with me. My latest addition to this collection is this 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee Ron Plumb.
When this card came out, Ron Plumb was fresh off of winning the Dennis A. Murphy Award as the WHA’s top defenseman. Ron’s career took him on a tour of the WHA, playing for the Philadelphia Blazers, Vancouver Blazers, Stingers, San Diego Mariners and New England Whalers before moving to the NHL with the Whalers. He was originally property of the Bruins before jumping to the WHA.
A 1970’s Rod Gilbert jersey was recently auctioned off for more than $5,000… The jersey was very similar to the one on this card, except it didn’t have the Assistant Captan “A” on it.
The jersey had blood stains on it, so maybe one could clone Rod Gibert from it… if the blood is Gilbert’s, that is…
Greg Joly was selected 1st overall in the 1974 amateur draft. Obviously, great things were expected of him, but he may have been hurt by being thrown into the deep end with a very, very bad Capitals team.
He played 2 seasons in Washington before being traded to the Red Wings. He left the game having been a solid defenseman for 9 NHL seasons.
I bought this last card without hesitation even though I don’t remember Ralph Stewart…. but how could I resist an action shot like this?
Besides, it’s a better card of the Ranger’s Ron Greschner than it is of Stewart.