Monday, March 29, 2010

1983-84 O-Pee-Chee #169 Steve Christoff

This is a strange card.  Steve Christoff last played for the North Stars during the 1981-82 season.  He was traded to Calgary prior to the 1982-83 season, and spent that entire year with the Flames, before suiting up for the Los Angeles Kings in 1983-84.  It's understandable that he is billed as a member of the Kings on this card, but why is he wearing a North Stars jersey - and an airbrushed North Stars jersey at that! - rather than a Flames jersey on this card?

Well, he was actually traded back to the North Stars by Calgary in June of 1983.  I assume O-Pee-Chee was planning on depicting him as a North Star once again until he was dealt to L.A. in October 1983, just before the season began.

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