The first card I got was Jim Thomson. As you can see the card has rounded corners and tape marks. No creases though, and the colouring is pretty decent.
Jim or Jimmy as he was often called spent almost his entire 13 year career in Toronto with one season (his last) in Chicago. He was one of Toronto's best defensemen of all-time, playing in 7 straight all-star games and making NHL second all-star twice. What Toronto fans might remember him best for is the 4 Stanley Cups he won with them during his career(which is more than a third of the franchise total of 11). This card lists his 50-51 stats which were the best single season stats for his career. That particular year he also finished in the top 30 for scoring and 8th in the league for assists.
The second card was Reg Sinclair. This card has a couple creases and is in pretty poor condition. The colouring isn't the greatest though I do want to point out that mint versions of this card also appear to be doing that strange thing around his skates! It looks as though he was giving the camera a snow job.
Reg's career in the NHL was a short one to say the least. He just played 3 seasons two with the Rangers and one with the Red Wings. He did put up an 18 and 20 goal season which is why I find it strange that he was out of the game so quickly. In fact, he even played in the NHL all-star game two out of his three seasons. If anyone could add to this mystery I would be very interested to know why he ended his career so quickly. Reg is still alive apparently and I may attempt to write him.
Card #82 and 103 and 4+5 of 105 for my set.
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