Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Cards That Never Were: Michel Dumas 1975-76 & 1977-78 Topps

Cards That Never Were is a recurring series in which I create virtual trading cards for players missed in various sets.  It's a concpet I have borrowed from far too many to list, but I appreciate all of them.
The Chicago Blackhawks signed goalie Michel Dumas ass a free agent in 1971.  He quickly became one of the top goalies in the minors, leading the Dallas Black Hawks to two Central League championships   Unfortunately for Dumas, the Blackhawks had future Hall of Famer Tony Esposito in goal.  Dumas appeared in 3 games in the 1974-75 season and 5 games in the 1976-77 season.  He had a 3.98 Goals Against Average and ana official record of 2-1-2.
Dumas suffered a career-ending eye injury in December of 1976.  The next season, he became a scout for the Hawks and was named Chief Scout in the 1992-93 season.
Dumas did not have any Topps cards during his career.  Tony Esposito averaged 69 games while Dumas was with the Hawks and Mike Veisor and Gilles Villemure were also there at times.  It is not shocking that Topps did not give a card to Dumas, but that doesn't stop me from creating Dumas cards.

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