Friday, May 7, 2010

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #345 Gary Edwards

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #290 Mike Fidler (RC)

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #269 Greg Smith (RC)

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #149 Al MacAdam

Great mugshot!

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #109 Gilles Meloche

Now I just need to get some Meloche cards in a Seals uniform!

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #21 Dennis Maruk

As mentioned in a previous post, in addition to a '77 O-Pee-Chee North Stars set, I also purchased a Cleveland Barons team set from the same year.  There were only six future North Stars in that Barons set, but they're good ones!

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #392 Jim Roberts (RC)

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #361 Doug Hicks (RC)

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #306 Tom Reid

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #291 Fred Barrett

It's the first card in my collection of Steady Freddy!

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #271 Dwight Bialowas

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #238 Steve Jensen (RC)

The rookie card of Minneapolis native and 1976 Olympian Steve Jensen.

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #223 Tim Young

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #204 Alex Pirus (RC)

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #198 Nick Beverley

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #173 Dennis O'Brien

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #158 Glen Sharpley (RC)

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #148 Bill Hogaboam

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #123 Roland Eriksson (RC)

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #106 Pierre Jarry

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #49 Dean Talafous

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #36 Lou Nanne

1977-78 O-Pee-Chee #13 Pete LoPresti

I thought I got a great deal on four team sets from an eBay seller.  I purchased the 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee North Stars team set, plus 1980-81 and 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee North Stars team sets and a 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee Cleveland Barons set.  When they finally arrived, a couple weeks overdue, the '80-81 and '84-85 sets were bent, every card in each set creased at a 45 degree angle.  Thankfully both '77-78 sets were unharmed, but it was quite an ordeal... waiting for weeks for the items to arrive, then having half of them damaged and having to send those back for a refund... anyway, as of today, my refund on the damaged sets has been processed and I can put this one behind me.  I present to you the 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee North Stars team set!

2000-01 Upper Deck Legends #62 Dino Ciccarelli

I can't help it.  I'm a sucker for newer cards featuring North Stars uniforms.  And I guess by "newer," I mean 10 years old.

1984-85 O-Pee-Chee #93 Keith Acton

Sunday, April 4, 2010

1991-92 O-Pee-Chee #367 Mike Modano

If Mike Modano retires after this season, there's a chance that his final game will be against the Wild at the Xcel Center -- back where he started his illustrious career, in Minnesota.  That'd be cool.

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #63 Darcy Wakaluk

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #17 Mark Tinordi

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #363 Derrick Smith

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #396 Bobby Smith

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #350 Brian Propp

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #313 Mike Modano

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #123 Derian Hatcher

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #80 Dave Gagner

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #20 Todd Elik

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #143 Gaetan Duchesne

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #22 Chris Dahlquist

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #129 Ulf Dahlen

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #103 Mike Craig

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #16 Jon Casey

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #78 Marc Bureau

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #62 Neal Broten

1992-93 O-Pee-Chee #384 Brian Bellows

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

1991-92 Pro Set #113 Brian Propp

The English version of the 1991-92 Pro Set cards featured the North Stars' classic "N" logo on the front of the cards, while the French version used the new "Stars" logo.

1991-92 Pro Set French #113 Brian Propp

I only now realized that the Pro Set French cards from this season used the "Stars" logo (still used by Dallas) instead of the classic North Star "N".

1990-91 Upper Deck #385 Jon Casey (Autographed)

I'm fairly certain I obtained this one via the ol' letter-with-S.A.S.E. autograph request method.

1990-91 Upper Deck #126 Brian Bellows (Autographed)

Signed at the same time as this card.

1992-93 Pinnacle #178 Brian Propp

1991-92 Pro Set French #115 Bobby Smith

1991-92 Parkhurst #217 Bobby Smith (1,000 Point Club)