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The Bad Hockey Card Blog

   This is a fun little project I have been wanting to do for a long time. It really has nothing to do with the league except to give people one more reason to stop by the site on a weekly basis and perhaps provide some comic relief, which is much needed as we know that rec ball hockey is generally some pretty serious shit!

   There is no shortage of terrible hockey cards out there and I am the not-so-proud owner of a bunch of them. So with that said, over the coming weeks and months, I will be marching out numerous examples of photographic misdeeds, oddities and downright "What were they thinking?" moments that should prove quite entertaining.

March 28th, 2017

Godzilla On Ice

    This isn't the first freaky team mascot we've seen on a hockey card remember (Casey Jones?), but this one really gives me the heebie-jeebies. Can you just imagine how many kids this guy scares at his home rink? Yikes!

March 21st, 2017

Stubble Trouble

  Is this really the focal point of a card subset? Stubble? Really?? Yep, Leaf Limited seemed to be running low on ideas when they whipped this set out. As it happens, Eric Lindros barely even has any noticeable stubble to show in this picture. Brent Burns he is not.

March 14th, 2017

Does This Jersey Make Me Look Fat?

   This image really doesn't do Sandis Ozolinsh any justice as he appears to be a bloated, 300 pound defenseman on this card. This San Jose Shark is looking more like a gigantic whale shark than a sleek mako shark at the instant this was taken. Timing is everything, as they say.

March 7th, 2017

The Penguin Symbolizes Obviousness!

   Yes, back in the early days after Pittsburgh drafted Lemieux in 1984, he was taken to the Pittsburgh Zoo for this photo op with, what else... penguins. Pittsburgh penguins, in fact! If this picture seems a little bit contrived and over-the-top corny, that's because it is. The best part of this card is undoubtedly the lone penguin on the right that looks into the camera as if to say "WTF?!". Only he among that gathering of penguins realized the true historical significance of that moment!

February 28th, 2017


   What's not to like with this card? Brent Sapergia shows you what a badass he is with his slick shades and rat tail hair. He knows he looks good and he has the attitude to pull it all together with a pose that says "Don't F*** with me!". Or possibly he is doing a moonwalk in a Michael Jackson impersonation for the ages. Either way this card is straight up amazing!

February 21st, 2017

Your Waiter Will Seat You Now

   Poor Cam Neely. To make ends meet he is working part-time as a host at a local eating establishment. Or perhaps he just has a deep love of menus, and takes photos of them to add to his impressive collection. He seems a bit underdressed, and not just because of those short shorts!

February 14th, 2017

Lovers In A Dangerous Time

   Valentine's Day is that one special day of the year when you get to cradle your loved one in your arms and tell them how special they are. Donald Brashear and Marty McSorley profess their love for one another in this beautiful depiction of unbridled passion! Now that's amore!

February 7th, 2017

Wretched Airbrushing Abomination #5

   Every now and then I feel compelled to throw in one of these heinous airbrushing disasters. I mean, so little of this image is actually real that it just makes you wonder why they didn't start from scratch with a sketch artist and a rough description of the suspect... er... I mean player. Check out the bottom feathers of the blue note. Sooooo bad.

January 31st, 2017

Carrying The Team On His Back

   This card was found on the back of a package of JELLO, so I guess we should have lowered our expectations from the outset. With that said, this is a pretty hilarious bit of hijinx as Marty McSorley carries the team mascot, SJ Sharkie, around the rink. Check out Marty's grin in this pic as well. When told he would be sharing this card with Sharkie, he knew who would have the upper hand!

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