Thursday, June 18, 2009

One more Gretzky Rookie

Yesterday I posted my homemade Gretz rookie cards, and wanted to make an Indianapolis version of his "card" from the last WHA set. This image is from the great new DVD "Gretzky, Indy and the WHA" by Timothy Gassen. When I ordered the DVD it came with a poster version of the cover from which I was able to scan this image. I used as a background for this card the Gordie Howe card from the 77/78 WHA set. There are many inconsistencies with my newly fashioned rookie card. Firstly, this set was issued a full year before Gretzky even began his pro career, secondly behind Gretz wearing his road Racers uniform we see Howe in his road Houston Aeros uni.....maybe a neutral site game? And, thirdly the real hockey fan will know exactly where this game is being palyed. Pictured behind Wayne and Gordie is seen the distinctive clear plexiglass boards of the St.Paul Civic Center home of the Minnesota Fighting Saints. Apparently this game was a King of the Court type of match involving three teams. Anyway, here is another Gretzky rookie card...



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