Thursday, March 7, 2024

Cards That Never Were: Harvey Bennett Sr. Beehive 1945

Cards That Never Were is a recurring series in which I create virtual trading cards for players missed in various sets.

Harvey Bennett Sr. played goalie for the Boston Bruins in the 1944-45 season. Perhaps Bennett's most famous feat was surrendering Maurice Richard's 50th goal in 50 games. Bennett would go on to play parts of 15 seasons in a few minor leagues, most notably 11 seasons with the Providence Reds of the AHL.
Bennett has five sons who played pro hockey. Harvey Jr. and Curt had lengthy NHL careers. Bill played two seasons in the NHL. Jimmy was a 1977 draft pick of the Atlanta Flames. John played one season in the WHA. That's not quite the Sutter dynasty, but it is pretty impressive.
Harvey Sr. did not appear on any hockey cards. His NHL playing was over before Topps or others produced cards. Beehive produced postcard-type cards in 1945, but did not give one to Harvey Sr. Thereofe, I had to correct that omission.

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