The Legend

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Trade: Mark Hoyle

I've been a frequent recipient of Mark's generosity ever since I started blogging. The funny thing was that it had been a little longer than normal and our internal trading clocks must have noticed. I think two days after I received Mark's package he confirmed that he received mine. Great minds think alike and trade baseball cards, or something of that sort....

This package was a little different than normal. As usual it contained baseball mainly of the new variety. Here were my favorite of the baseball cards.

 One vintage card....

I keep hoping that a Leaf Buyback will feature an auto version of a Walk card.  My mind would explode. 

The Maury Wills was super cool because I had no clue what it was. From what I can tell on the back of the card this must have been a gas station oddball from the Atlantic Richfield Company.  Awesome! 

Mark had some other baseball, but the main event of this trade package was vintage football and hockey. 

Mark was nice enough to send cards of  pretty much the greatest Steelers in history. My vintage football collection just got one hell of a boost.

But wait we are not done....

 So many great cards. I love the Roy Gerela. It looks like he is eating his hand.

Mark gave me my introduction into vintage hockey. Now he is taking it to a new level.
The hair game was in full gear for the Pens. I know nothing about J Bob Kelly, but he looks pretty scary.
 The coach card was by far my favorite of the bunch. Boileau reminds me a little bit of the announcer from Slap Shot.
The Penguins sometimes bring back the original jerseys as an alternate. Very unique design. 

Anytime I see hockey cards from this time period my mind keeps going back to the movie Slap Shot. To this day it is still one of the funniest movies I have ever seen and I would have it in my top 3 sports movies of all time.  

I bet Mark Hoyle puts on the foil. 

Thanks for the great cards Mark. 


  1. That Ayl Apps is from another AMAZING mid 70's Topps set - 73/74.

    1. I love vintage hockey. Probably should go back and find all the old Topps Pens cards.

  2. Heh - I love Slap Shot!
    Those Steeler cards are awesome!
    and finally,
    that Maury Wills card made my head explode.

    1. Slap Shot is a national treasure. They should make kids watch in school.

      The Wills card was cool. I wouldn't have had a clue about it, but the card has a really informative back.

  3. One day I'm going to set out to compare hair between players in the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL in the same year.

  4. Glad you enjoyed the cards. The Wills is from the Atlantic Richfield set put out in 68. You can find these cards with two different backs. I love vintage hockey. I collected hockey just as hard as baseball when I was younger.

    1. Now I need to find the other Wills! Thanks agains for all the great cards.

  5. This guy is an endless pit of vintage!