Things have been fairly busy lately...company is in from Toronto which means a thorough cleaning of my place.
Long time overdue....they need to come over more often.
Summertime is not a huge motivator for me to search down hockey cards and such. It's more of a time to get rid of some stuff taking up space in the basement.
I came across this item which brought back some great memories of when I picked it up.
This 1971 Hockey Hall Of Fame Yearbook was a cool find for me at a booksale that goes on here once a year. Huge boatloads of books are donated and so I scour the sports section and snag a bunch of hockey books.
Great prices too - hardcovers for a buck. Softcovers even less.
It gives a description of those who are currently enshrined in the HHOF. It also gives quick bios of players who are currently having All-Star type seasons.
I'm focusing on Foster Hewitt as he is a bit of an influence on my career. His career was legendary as well as ground-breaking. Guiding hockey fans from the radio days through the birth of television.
He was the voice of one of the most iconic goals ever scored - Paul Henderson in 1972.
So why is Foster a focus of this book?
Well, whadaya know.....an autographed inside cover of a Hall Of Fame icon.
For less than a buck. Nice!