Thursday, September 28, 2006

Here area few pages of hockey history from the Hogtown Maple Buds Programme.
The Buds went on to lose the Cup in the finals, on a failed penalty shot by Clancy Cooke.

Friday, September 22, 2006

A prized card of my personal collection, the 57-58 Wally Grosso, who's career would sadly end 4 years later during an ill-fated attempt at Stock Car racing. He would still retire as the fifth highest scorer in history, but who knows what might have been. Truely tragic.

Hogtown Gardens Programme

This is the line-up page issued in the game program, from 1958. Many future Hall of Famers appeared in this game including Emil "Crunchy" Macfarlane, Wally "The Grand One" Grosso, and James"Cowboy" Cuddy.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Stick swinging incident of '57

The unfortunate moment when veteran, Frank Mackenzie was brutally felled by the lumber of an opponent. This incident will soon be immortalized in the upcoming book, "Clancy with the Puck".

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Another gem un-earthed!

What a find! Another rare card from the tough to find 1957 set. Charlie Chabot, pictured in the midst of an adequate career, on his way to induction into the Northern Quebec Sportsman Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More Hockey History Uncovered...

Here is a recently found Game Program of the now defunct Hogtown Maple was found in an old steamer trunk at a garage sale in Listowel, Ontario. The estimated value is over $2000, but as a piece of hockey history, it is simply priceless.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Reverse of the Clancy Card

Rare hockey card.

Recently discovered card of one of hockeys' all-time greats, Clancy Cooke. More to come soon.

Here we go...

This is all new and wonderous to me. I'll start by putting up some of my latest stuff, involving my soon to be published kid's book, "Clancy with the Puck".