Monday, July 18, 2011

Don Edwards - Card of the week

If you think you have had a rough week, take note, no one has had as challenging week as Don Edwards. If you know what I am talking about then you already know. If you don't I will not get into it as I will not ever be able to do the story justice so just check out these two links:

When ever I think of Don Edwards I am reminded of his RC. Don had a remarkable rookie year finishing with a 16-7-2 record and a 2.51 gaa. Don followed that season by playing 72 games the next year and had an excellent record of 38-16-17, 2.64 gaa. Along with the 38 wins, Don had 5 shutouts.

Through out his 10 season career, Don would win 208 games and post 16 shutouts. His career highlight would be a Vezina trophy in 1980 which he shared with Bob Sauve.

77-78 OPC
Front side is a clean design, very simple and one that isn't such much memorable but is really what I think about when I think of 70's hockey cards.

Back side

Much like the front, the back side is clean with stats and a write up in English and French. There is also a little cartoon with a factoid about the player.

How I received it: I bought it back in the early 90's can't remember what I paid.
Beckett Value: $2 - 4

I have several cards from this set, but not the set itself. Someday maybe, I have a secondary project I have started working on and it is to have a set from each year between 1951 and 1993. I have a few coming in the mail over the next little while which I will share when they arrive.


  1. I remember buying this set for $8.00 in the year it was issued--there was a garage sale in a, well, parking garage(guess it qualifies)--guy must have had 100 sets and I bought ONE

  2. Wow...I don't know if I am more surprised about the 8 bucks or the 100 sets. Would be nice to go to a yard sale today and find a surprise like that!

  3. Those articles about what happened to Don Edwards' parents and his sister made me SICK....almost made me cry.

    To think that the murderer didn't get the death penalty...does Canada not have the death penalty? In Texas, he would have been dead by now. In Illinois, he'd probably be on Death Row (though I think my state repealed the death penalty a few years ago...)

  4. I know what you mean Sal. In Canada, I am sad to say, we have some of the most lax murder laws in the world(or so it seems). We have had some major judicial screw-ups in past years and some pretty messed up people are now on the streets...(Karla Homolka is a prime example).