Welcome to the fourth day of the trivia contest! I have 30 questions made up, from which two will be asked each of the next 15 weekdays. For each question, the first person to post the correct answer gets a point. Watching how fast many of the early questions have gone, I'm going to try to come up with stuff that takes a bit more sleuthing.
We are still taking signups - were barely started, so there's plenty of time to win. If you know the answer and feel you'd like to have some stuff from the prize lot, please take a minute to donate $2.50 to each of the links below. It's for a good cause:
I'm adding prizes to the hopper on a regular basis (scans to be added to the prize list ASAP). The odds of getting something you like are pretty solid, and I'm not sure yet just how many picks people will get, but it will be multiple. You'll get your $5 out of it.
Please also remember to send an email to me (1967ers at gmail dot com) and include your mailing address and your PPP id just so I can mail things out correctly when all is said and done.
From the moment I found out about them, I have loved the Seals. I don't really know why. There's something kind of endearing about that train wreck of a team that just isn't there about other train wrecks. Maybe it's the logo. Anyway, it made me very happy when one of the first requests was for a Seal or two in the prize pack.
The first of these is Bert Marshall. Bert was a solid defensive defenseman who toiled for years with a disastrous Seals team, then moved from the Rangers to a horrid expansion Islanders club for whom he played until they were on the verge of being champions. This 1971-72 OPC card is in great shape and captures the team in their "California Golden Seals" incarnation.
Gary Jarrett (who I always want to call Doug) was a speedy forward who came up through the Leafs system but couldn't get a regular shot. He played in Detroit for a season and then joined the Seals for their most promising year - 1968-69. He contributed more than 20 goals and was a regular until 1971-72, after which he became part of the mass exodus to the WHA. The Leafs were mauled by the WHA but the Seals were flat-out crushed.
This '68-69 OPC card is from the first year the expansion teams were ever featured. Topps/OPC didn't bother with the new teams in 1967-68 as I presume the photography was just too much for them to deal with.
7 - One of the things that always killed the Seals was the lack of high-end offensive talent, yet three former Seals went on to score >50 goals with other teams, two of them even reaching 60. Who were the three players?
8 - Who was the last active NHL player who played for the Seals?
Bonus - what member of the Seals' front office went on to become a multiple Cup-winning GM?
Standings to date
Sknut - 3
Grabovski's better than you think - 2
Joanie loves Chachi - 1 <-- for the record, I hated that show
Learn2Leaf (pending) - 1