One of the fun things about being a Capitals fan in the 1970’s and 1980’s was that many of the hockey cards featured photos taken at the their home ice (the Cap Center), so when I opened a pack of cards, there was a good chance of pulling a Capital… even if none of the cards featured any Capitals.
A little while ago I went through my hockey collection and scanned all of the cards I had with cameo appearances by Capitals players, or as I like to call them, Photobombin’ Capitals. Today, I’m going to feature all the ones which feature one of my favorite Capitals and one of the great mustaches of the 1970’s, #21, Dennis Maruk!
And as it turns out, there are some other guys on the cards with him.
For instance, here’s Dennnis Maruk with North Stars’ center Glen Sharpley
For some reason, this Dennis Maruk “Super Action” card has a Bruins logo on it, and also includes Ray Borque.
This is a 1982-83 Topps Album Sticker which features Dennis Maruk as well as another Bruin, Tom Fergus.
The photographer screwed up on this one, as Dennis Maruk was facing away from the camera and he ended up with Tony McKegney instead.
Dennis Maruk is sometimes seen in the company of HOFers like Brad Park.
Here Dennis Maruk is chatting with Gilles Meloche… The two of them were teammates with the California Golden Seals, Cleveland Barons and Minnesota North Stars.
For those who don’t know, the California Golden Seals moved to Cleveland to become the Barons, and then the Barons and North Stars merged.