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    Let’s see everyone’s favorite PC piece and hear why it’s your favorite.

    This is mine:


    I read about this card as a kid and wanted one ever since: it’s the rookie card of Georges Vezina himself, the patron saint of goaltenders who played over a century ago! And the artwork and design is so regal and captivating - it’s a miniature work of art; the dots used to give his face depth are like brushstrokes. I couldn’t fathom being alive when Vezina was playing and cards like this came inside cigarette packs.

    The example I own now is the third I have held and is undoubtedly my favorite. The centering and registration are perfect, the color is bold, and there are no creases to detract from the image. I imagine that this is the copy I will own for the foreseeable future if not indefinitely.

  • #2
    what does PC piece mean>?

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    • Jim
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      Old guy question

    • Anish
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      Personal collection

  • #3
    Originally posted by Anish View Post
    The centering and registration are perfect, the color is bold, and there are no creases to detract from the image. I imagine that this is the copy I will own for the foreseeable future if not indefinitely.
    The centering is not perfect. L/R is about 60/40. Beautiful card though.

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    • Anish
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      Man, what is wrong with you?

      Why not share one of your own cards instead of nitpicking on a card I chose to share?
      Last edited by Anish; 04-19-2018, 12:24 PM.

  • #4
    Originally posted by Anish View Post
    ...it’s a miniature work of art; the dots used to give his face depth are like brushstrokes. I couldn’t fathom being alive when Vezina was playing and cards like this came inside cigarette packs.

    ...The centering and registration are perfect, the color is bold, and there are no creases to detract from the image.
    Agreed. Beautiful deep dark color, clarity, and registration. Love it.

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    • #5
      As a kid, opening packs in the late 60's and early 70's, this was my favorite card. Why? Because as a goalie, while he's not Glenn Hall (perhaps the greatest ever), it's Terry Sawchuk! But mostly, it's because it's the only card that I opened as a kid that didn't have some fake colored background, or a picture taken in a hallway; it had a real NET!!! I remember thinking at the time that this card was so cool.

      Not the most valuable, and not my favorite vintage (I may post later). But as a memory, and the coolness factor of a ten year old, this one card brings the most memories back for me.

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      • #6
        This Hainsworth RC is one of my favorites because it is the highest graded example (there are 8 PSA 4s) without a stamp or hole punch redemption, and it was the final card to complete my set.

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        • fhennessy15
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          Tough card to find in any condition. Those 1920's RC's are really undervalued. Great card!

      • #7
        Originally posted by Stampsfan View Post
        As a kid, opening packs in the late 60's and early 70's, this was my favorite card. Why? Because as a goalie, while he's not Glenn Hall (perhaps the greatest ever), it's Terry Sawchuk! But mostly, it's because it's the only card that I opened as a kid that didn't have some fake colored background, or a picture taken in a hallway; it had a real NET!!! I remember thinking at the time that this card was so cool.

        Not the most valuable, and not my favorite vintage (I may post later). But as a memory, and the coolness factor of a ten year old, this one card brings the most memories back for me.

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        I always liked that card and I think I realize now why: the photo background. You’re right in that it’s much more attractive than the background of, say, the Plante card. It’s also cool to see Sawchuk in a “modern” type photo as he is such a mythical figure.

        Is that the copy you owned as a kid? I’d definitely value a vintage card I pulled myself very highly!

        And, as an aside, Glenn Hall is so underrated. If the Vezina had been given out based on the “best goalie” criteria as opposed to “fewest goals” he’d likely have 7 of them (based on his 7 First Team All-Star nods).

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        • #8
          Originally posted by wjhipwell View Post
          This Hainsworth RC is one of my favorites because it is the highest graded example (there are 8 PSA 4s) without a stamp or hole punch redemption, and it was the final card to complete my set.

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          That’s an awesome card from an overlooked yet incredibly important set. That Saskatoon team must have been stacked with Cook, Lalonde, and Hainsworth.

          Hainsworth might have been the first Pre-War player I heard of after Vezina. His record of 22 shutouts in 44 games (during the Dead Puck Era, yes) always fascinated me as a goalie fan. And of course he was the first to receive the Vezina Trophy.

          The copy you have is wonderfully preserved. I especially like that card because it shows Hainsworth in his full equipment and demonstrates how different goalie pads were back then.

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          • #9
            When it comes to favorite cards, I always tend to gravitate towards the ones that have been almost impossible to find centered. The one on the far right has been near impossible to find 50/50. I still don't own the 70 Conn Smythe because I have yet to find it as nicely centered as this 69. Click image for larger version

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            • Anish
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              Nice card and even nicer that it's signed by the Smythe winner

          • #10
            This grey back is also very difficult to find with great centering. It's currently at PSA/DNA. All the vending cards of this issue have the annoying black printers line going down the right hand side.Click image for larger version

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            • Anish
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              Orr doesn't have many cards with nice action shots. This might be the best one?

            • exodus
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              That's a great point. I'm ashamed to admit that I never thought about it. This is the best action shot when I think of all the others. I love his 74 opc All Star card, but can you call that an action shot ? I guess some would.

          • #11
            I can't figure out how to rotate this image. It's awesome however you look at it.

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            • #12
              Originally posted by Nordiques View Post
              I can't figure out how to rotate this image. It's awesome however you look at it.
              Here you go my man:



              Cool looking card indeed with the black jersey and black background.

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              • #13
                Thanks.

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                • #14
                  So hard to choose, but I guess I would go with this one.
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                  • Anish
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                    That is a tremendous artifact!

                • #15
                  Have a few favourites, but the 1954 Howe is at the top for me!

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                  • Anish
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                    No surprise there, beautiful example of a classic card!
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