Classic Sports Card of The Day

07 May

1979 Topps hockey card depicting the top 3 goal scorers of the ’78/79 season. They are all Hall of Famers and include Marcel “Little Beaver” Dionne and 2 former superstars who recently passed away, Mike Bossy and Guy Lafleur. Those 2 were key elements in their respective franchises’ dynasty years. Bossy had 5 consecutive 50 goal seasons during his New York Islanders run of 4 straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, and twice had the Cup-winning goal for his team. He also won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year, was a three-time Lady Byng Trophy winner and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in the Islanders’ 1982 Cup run. Lafleur had 6 consecutive seasons of 50 goals and 100 points while helping his Montreal Canadiens to 5 Cup titles in the 1970s. He also won the Conn Smythe, in 1977 and was a two-time Hart Trophy recipient as NHL MVP.


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