YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE WHAT I JUST FOUND! Vancouver Millionaires Hockey Cards! Here’s the goalie card for Hughie Lehman! With caricatures by Hal, these were drawn way back in 1919, 94 years ago to be exact!
I’ve got Hall of Famers Duncan “Mickey” MacKay, and allstar Fred “Cyclone” Taylor! From wikipedia:
Acknowledged as one of the first stars of hockey, Taylor was one of the most prolific scorers of his era. He won several scoring championships, and won the Stanley Cup twice, once in 1909 with Ottawa and again in 1915 with Vancouver. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947. While in Ottawa in 1907, Taylor gained employment with the Canadian government. He maintained this employment after his career in hockey, later becoming Commissioner of Immigration for British Columbia and the Yukon.
Way back in 1909, Cyclone Taylor was actually the highest paid Canadian athlete – in fact, he made more money than the Canadian prime minister, a whopping $5,250! But there’s more! There are 9 cards in total in this set, and you’re probably wondering where I found them! Well, ehr, boy, I’m so excited I can barely type. You see, I found them, uhm… …READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>