Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cards That Never Were: Peter McDuffe 1972-73 & 1976-77 Topps

Cards That Never Were is a recurring series in which I create virtual trading cards for players missed in various sets.  It is a concept I borrowed from too many to list, but I appreciate all of them.
Goalie Peter McDuffe debuted in the 1971-72 NHL season with the St. Louis Blues.  He was traded to the New York Rangers and played two seasons with them, before being claimed by the Kansas City Scouts in the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft.  He played one season with the Scouts, before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings, for whom he played 4 games in the 1975-76 season.  He spent a few years in the minors, but never returned to the NHL.
McDuffe's first card was a 1971-72 OPC, which was actually a pre-rookie card.  I don't think that happened too often back then.  His next card was a 1974-75 card, followed by a 1975-76 card.  That left gaps for 1972-73, 1973-74 and 1976-77.  I was able to fill two of those gaps.  I am still looking for a decent picture of McDuffe with the Rangers for a 1973-74 card.

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