Monday, January 24, 2011

1984-85 Topps Hockey

One of packs I bought at Stevens Creek Sport Cards in San Jose, CA. The set that could never go wrong, 1984-85 Topps Hockey. I have always enjoyed opening packs of this set because every pack feels like a winner when you open it. This is likely first time Topps used the wrapper instead wax paper which now the normal of this hobby. No wax stains on the back but do have bubble gum residue on front of the card.

120 - Dave Poulin - two-time All-Star who would win top defensive player award in 86-87 and leader and contribution award in 92-93.

111 - Larry Patey - played 12 seasons in the league including defunct California Golden Seals (Oakland) team. Currently 25th overall in all-time shorthanded goals.

135 - Brian Sutter - One of six Sutter Brothers in the league. He would have a coaching career spanning 13 years with four teams.

153 - Michel Goulet (1st Team All-Star) - Hall of Fame goal scorer for Quebec Nordiques (now Colorado Avalanche) and Chicago Blackhawks.

109 - Don Maloney - 13 year career mostly with the Rangers. He finished his career playing for rival Islanders.

18 - Phil Housley - "The Housefly" as I call him. The 7-time All-Star sets up and dishes out passes adding to his assist total along with being a goal scorer.

12 - Pete Peeters - one of premier goalies for the Bruins in the early 80s. Spent the late 80s with Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers.

100 - Dennis Potvin
103 - John Tonelli
Members of New York Islanders dynasty in the early 80s. 1983-84 was the last time Islanders won the Cup which was their fourth consecutive title.

106 - Glen Hanlon - played 12 seasons in the league only twice he posted .500 w/l record. He also coached in the league with Washington Capitals for four years none with a .500 or above record as well.

19 - Gilbert Perrault - Mr. Sabre who spent his entire Hall of Fame career with Buffalo whom drafted him first overall in 1970.

27 - Murray Bannerman - played 8 seasons with Chicago including two All-Star appearances. I would like to see the gamelogs for his 83-84 season. He's started the All-Star team that year, but finish the season with a record of 23-29-4 with goals allowed average of 3.38.

142 - Dave Christian
22 - Mike Ramsey
Members of 1980 Team USA hockey team. A team that will always be remembered forever in time.

73 - Dino Ciccarelli - the recent Hall of Fame member spent 19 years in the league shooting pucks in the net including scoring 50 goals in a season twice.

It's another winning pack filled with legends and Hall of Famers.


Baseballislife1984 said...

not a bad pack, I believe thats Housley's RC?

Matt Runyon said...

nice set

Matt Pederson said...

Great looking set and a pretty good pack overall.

Fuji said...

awesome set!

Pro Set Cards said...

Love this set, I actually have both the OPC and Topps versions but my regret is never being able to bust a pack of it on my own!

Thanks for the opportunity to live vicariously through you!

BTW that is a Housley 2nd year card.

LoCoDe said...

That is a sweet pack.

2 ex-Vancouver Canucks, both Hanlon and Bannerman started their careers.

Bannerman's 3.38 was fine back in those days, only 3 regulars were under 3 that year. Remember, this was the Gretzky era when pads were small and goals were plentiful.

Anonymous said...

The Islanders last won the Cup in 1982-83.

1983-84 was the last time they made it to the Finals, where they lost to the Oilers, in a "passing of the dynastic torch" of sorts.