Since Sal also asked for your favourite team, I received something Leafian.
This team insert card from 78/79 Topps hockey. I knew I had some of these so I had to find them.
Now you might wonder why I scanned the blank back. You will see why in a minute. A quick search online revealed 17 cards in the set but I had 21 different. This puzzled me. On closer examination, I noticed
None of mine were blank backed. They had this ad to order personalized trading cards.The trademark dates are also different. The one from Sal had a 1978 date while mine had a 1979 date. The four teams that came over from the WHA were included in the 79/80 set.Now I have too admit that I collected OPC and picked up whatever Topps I could find. Apparently my knowledge was sorely lacking as my set was the 79/80 Topps insert set. Here they are in all their splendour.
I wonder if any kids did indeed use them as stickers on their helmets and sticks.
Thanks Sal for the card and the history lesson. Now I'll have to keep my eyes open for these.
And these are not (Puck) junk.