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In Honour of the 2010 Winter Olympics...

Post by Bosox Blair on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:04 pm

...anyone got any pre-war hockey cards they want to show off?

Or how about cards of Olympians generally?

I have a handful, and I'll post some scans later today!
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Post by sabrjay on Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:04 pm

This is from a German set issued for the 1936 Olympics


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Post by onlychild on Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:19 pm

Not as cool as the above pic but it's my only pre-war hockey. It was generously given to me by a hobby friend..and I love it!

This card was restored (rebuilt corner and edges). I unrestored it, trimmed, soaked, reshaped to give it vintage-looking edge cuts and retoned. As mentioned on net54 it went from Auth (altered) - PSA 3. This was a doctored card (not by me), undoctored and doctored again. No fault to PSA, it's very tough to tell but the right side does taper at the bottom.




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Post by Bosox Blair on Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:50 am

Here's Jack Laviolette, Hall-of-Famer and one of the founding fathers of the Montreal Canadiens:

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Post by Bosox Blair on Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:55 am

And this is Clarence McKerrow, who was the captain of the gold medal Canadian Lacrosse team at the 1908 Olympics in London (he was also a heckuva hockey player):

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Post by Bosox Blair on Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:26 pm

Jay - that picture is very cool. And Kevin, that is a great story (and a sought after card of a Hall-of-Famer to boot).
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Post by sabrjay on Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:17 pm

How can anyone pass up a chance to own a card that depicts a goalie wearing glasses?

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Post by bowlingshoeguy on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:50 am

Has a baseball player other than Jim Thorpe participated in the Olympics?

From the Sanella set, a truly beautiful set:















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Post by cccc on Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:23 am

that's some cool cards lee! winter olympics in a nutshell there Very Happy .

i'm actually quite excited for the hockey games. i haven't really followed hockey for a couple years but hopefully the czechs can pull some miracles and upset the traditional powerhouses canada/russia/sweden and medal.
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Post by sabrjay on Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:43 pm

Hey now, USA is one of the favorites this year. From all the talk, there are at least 5 teams with a legit chance to win win gold. And as we all know, if a goalie gets hot, they can carry even a mediocre team to great things.

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Post by cccc on Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:27 am

woohoo intense hockey game between former compatriots czechs and the slovaks. czechs won 3-1 but the slovaks impressed me more. they both need to step up their games if they want to compete with the big boys.

also when did the x-games (snowboarding) invade the winter olympics scratch . i just got a ping pong table and training hard for the 2012 game in london....putting an ad in craigslist for a 5-yr old chinese boy to practice with!
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Post by sabrjay on Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:17 pm

I think '92 is when they introduced the X-games as demo sports. The announcers are dumber than a box of rocks, and I am pretty sure the box of rocks is insulted. Mona and I both let out a loud groan when the idiot with a mic said "The snowboards from Finland hang out together and speak Finnish." Ya think so? I've mastered the painfully obvious. Can I get a job like his too?

Snowboard cross is slowly becoming my favorite event of the winter Olympics. Half pipe is OK, but unless those guys are doing a faceplant on the lip of the pipe, it doesn't provide as much excitement as snowboard cross does. The Japanese dude did pretty good though. His face was pretty mangled after his first run.

I'm sure our Canadian counterparts are having a great laugh at our expense watching curling. I don't think the US could suck more they have. Especially the men. They have proven to be the ultimate choke artists just needing to make simple shots into the house to win the match and totally screwing the pooch with bad tosses.

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Post by Square_Frame_Ramly on Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:30 pm

I know Jay....I have found the perfect way to enjoy the events, turn sound down to 0 with remote and just watch.

Some of the "faceplants" have been pretty cool and how bout that woman who ended up off into the woods the other day then comes back to win the Bronze.


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Post by sabrjay on Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:08 pm

Yeah, I was trying to figure out how a world class cross country skier wipes out. If you put me on those skinny little skis, I'd wipe out, but a world class skier better not.

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Post by Bosox Blair on Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:58 pm

sabrjay wrote: "The snowboards from Finland hang out together and speak Finnish." Ya think so? I've mastered the painfully obvious. Can I get a job like his too?


That line made me laugh when I heard it too

On the Canadian coverage (CTV) it is generally boring, but for figure skating, they have a former pairs gold medallist, David Pelletier, who is a total jackass...he just insults everyone and their outfits...makes watching skating bearable.
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Post by sabrjay on Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:22 pm

How can you not insult the outfits they wear. especially the men. The men's singles competition is more about who can look more effeminate. They should just put on dresses and falsies and get it over with.

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Re: In Honour of the 2010 Winter Olympics...

Post by cccc on Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:01 am

arghhh swiss shooters suck!!!! even worse than i imagined....i'm sweating more watching it than brodeur in the shootout Sad
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Post by sabrjay on Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:49 am

I really want to duct tape shut the mouth of announcer for snowboarding. Tonight's painfully obvious observation, "When you hit the lip of the pipe, it really hurts".

No kidding?

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Post by bowlingshoeguy on Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:03 am

I can't figure out why they can't put up the leader board while we are waiting for scores. The only sport that has a great results clock os cross country skiing and I have not been able to watch hardly any of it. I have seen zero biathalon and that is one of my favorites to watch.

Speaking of the X-game sports, notice how they never say X games. What's with that.

My announcer OOPs was during the opening ceremony, they were listing all the teams they thought were in the hunt for the gold medal and left off the Canadians. Didn't seem to get couhgt by onyone though.

Women down hill crashes were pretty good, but I hope that woman that fell out of the gate got an immediate drug test.

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Post by bowlingshoeguy on Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:36 am

There is a baseball connect in the winter Olympics. women's skeleton Kelly Uehlander is the daughter of Ted.

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