Amazing Airbrushing – 1981-82 Topps, Lucien DeBlois

7 Mar

1981-82 Topps - Lucien DeBlois

Well, in honour of all the rumours of the Jets returning to Winnipeg, here is a great airbrushing job of Lucien DeBlois from 1981-82 Topps.  This is one of the best hockey card sets Topps ever made… in terms of amazing airbrushing, anyway.  I’m not even going to point out any subtleties here.  This is just a spectacular hot mess from the blurry photo to the skewed logo.  These things should be in a fucking museum.

Let’s also talk about this Jets thing.  They were never very good.  It’s hard to win in the coldest place in the universe.  DeBlois did, however, in his three years with the Jets, help them to three of their best seasons ever from 1981-82 to 1983-84 – they made the playoffs every year, playing a total of 10 playoff games in three seasons!  So close!  To think what might have been…

Winnipeg, do you really want them back?

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3 Responses to “Amazing Airbrushing – 1981-82 Topps, Lucien DeBlois”

  1. thespokeeasy March 8, 2011 at 11:32 AM #

    Asking Winnipeg if they want their team back is like asking a homeless guy if he wants back the single left-footed shoe he owns (but wears on the right foot). Yes, of course he wants it back. It keeps the one foot that doesn’t have gangrene kinda warm, and his sustinence comes from sucking on the dried leather.

    keep up the good work.

  2. 1967ers March 18, 2011 at 9:29 AM #

    Remember, though – the first round was a best of five, so 10 games in three seasons isn’t odd (better than the best of three of the late 70s), particularly when they kept drawing Edmonton as an opponent.

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