1957-58 Topps #9 – Leo LaBine

The 17th card for my 1957-58 Topps Hockey set. The corners are a bit touched, and there is a bit of “crud” (for lack of a better term) at the bottom between Leo LaBine‘s skates.

The back of the card is oh, so pretty–despite Rocket Richard’s mug.

Set completion as of 3-30-2012
17 out of 66 cards = 25.8%

Author: Sal Barry

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3 thoughts on “1957-58 Topps #9 – Leo LaBine”

  1. I have a question completely unrelated to anything at all, but I didn't know where else to post. Here it goes…

    So I was opening a retail tin of 2009-10 OPC the other day (it was cheap), and i pulled a 1989-90 OPC Borje Salming card. Everything was completely sealed, and it was just in the middle of a random pack. Does anybody have any idea how this could have happened?

  2. Upper Deck–who has the license to use the O-Pee-Chee name–does something called a "buyback." A buyback is when they buy older cards and put them in packs of newer cards. Sometimes, the buyback card is autographed, and sometimes it is not. In a pack of 2006-07 OPC, I pulled an 1982-83 OPC card of Marcel Dionne. I also pulled a bunch of buybacks in 2007-08 packs, but nothing remarkable.

  3. OK thanks very much for the input. I figured it could have been a buyback but I thought they usually stamped buybacks with new logos… Or am I wrong? Anyways thank you.

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