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Monday, January 30, 2017

1951 Laval Dairy QSHL: Dick Wray PSA 6

My boss and I found a pair of unique cards floating around the store a while back. They were sent off to PSA and I came to find they hailed from the 1951 Laval Dairy QSHL set. They happened to be probably the two best to find as we unearthed a Jacques Plante and a Jean Beliveau. I would love to one day add the Plante to my vintage collection but unfortunately spending a lot of money on one right now is not in the cards. The cheapest I've ever seen sold months ago on eBay before I decided I wanted one in my PC.


I went to eBay to track down a cheap one and landed on this Dick Wray offering, slabbed a PSA 6. Just over half a blaster was right up my alley and the card already being graded played a huge factor in choosing Wray as these blank-backed beauties are not my forte and I wanted to ensure I bought a real one. Also, I've long held the theory that most athletes in the 50s and 60s and earlier were named Dick, so this only served to reaffirm my theory.

4 comments:

  1. Very cool piece! I love vintage hockey. Sharing on twitter (@beansbcardblog).

    -kin (ifeellikeacollectoragain.blogspot.com)

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  2. Never seen these before. That's part of what makes reading blogs so much fun. Great pick-up!

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    1. Thanks! And agreed! I've found out about countless sets from reading about the collecting adventures of others.

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