One of the boxes my buddy got us on the “hockey card night” that my hobby addiction came back was 1991-92 7th Inning Sketch, QMJHL edition (there were also sets made for the OHL and WHL). 7th Inning Sketch is probably remembered most for producing cards of teenage phenom Eric Lindros before anyone else, and had a run of mild popularity among collectors in the early 1990’s – but really, what product wasn’t popular then?
There are cards throughout the set showing future NHLers looking gangly and awkward in their teenage years – and for this reason, Martin Brodeur is the first subject in the Manly, Magical Mustaches category.
You could say that he was a few years away from having any possibility of growing a good mustache, but really I think it was this early peach fuzz lady-tickler that set the stage for an unbelievable Hall of Fame caliber NHL career which continues to this day.
Further proof that mustaches, even at a young age, inspire greatness.