Monday, March 3, 2014

74-75 OPC WHA Set Card by Card #9 - Gerry Pinder

Another very interesting jersey in WHA history are the Cleveland Crusaders. The colours are indeed White and Purple. I am not sure if they were just shooting for an alliteration or if there was a historical context behind the name Cleveland Crusaders. If you know, let me know! Gerry played the most games in Crusaders history by donning the Purple with pride 304 times.

Another reoccurring theme here, Gerry played a couple NHL seasons, and then jumped to the WHA. Unlike some though, he was done the year before the league was done. Another classic comic here. "cutting a player is a major penalty". Maybe Chris Simon should have collected cards like this as a kid.

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