Tuesday 1 November 2011

Favorite Cards: 1988-89 O-Pee-Chee #123 Pat LaFontaine

This post under 'My Favorite Cards' features my very first hockey card - a 1988-89 O-Pee-Chee Pat Lafontaine.

As the story goes - as a kid I found this card in a small storage shed just behind my parents house, stuck to a wall using a tac; the same kind of tac shown on the front of the card.  You can see the puncture wound just above Pat's name.

The cards previous owner was my older brother who grew up a New York Islanders fan but never really collected hockey cards - so in his eyes this Pat Lafontaine card made a better clubhouse wall decal than a collectors item.
Not long after picking up this Lafontaine card I began collecting, loading up on  91-92 Pro Set and 91-92 Ultimate Original Six.  Those were the days.


  1. Great card and great story! I've always wished that I had come back across more of my childhood cards but sadly I have very few...

  2. Great post! I remember my first card came from the 91-92 Score set. It was some random Red Wing, but I still remember it to this day.


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