Saturday, March 8, 2014

74-75 OPC WHA Set Card by Card #12 - Bobby Whitlock

 Is anyone else out there like me? The second you see an Indianapolis Racers jersey you DON'T think Bobby Whitlock? Not sure if it is just me, but Wayne Gretzky a guy who only played 8 games for the franchise is what first comes to my mind. However, regardless, what would seem like a lame jersey actually appeals to me because Wayne wore one, now I want one.

On a different note, what do you think caught Bobby's eye? Agent? Young Lady? Someone stealing the wallet from his pants? Someone forgot to tell Bobby this was going to be the photo for his rookie card and that maybe he might want to pay attention.
With only 66 cards in the set and 14 teams in the league, there really is only room for a couple cards from each team. Bobby was the leading scorer for Indianapolis in the 74-75 season which is why he was included. The previous year, Bobby was a member of both the Cougars and the Sharks. In spite of his apparently amazing shot, Bobby only ever played in one NHL game but was a decent minor league player who also benefited greatly from the WHA.

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