This week, I’m pleased to announce the winners in the first two groups of the Seals/Barons Uniform Playoff. In group A, the one representing the WHL years, the winner was the Seals’ 1966-67 jersey, the one modeled here by Gerry Odrowski.
In group B, the one representing the California/Oakland Seals of 1967-1970, the winner was a bit of a surprise to me: the 1969-70 away jersey, modeled here by Mike Laughton.
I honestly thought one of the 1967-69 jerseys would take Group B. I absolutely love the original NHL Seals’ jersey, but that’s democracy for you!
You can go to the survey section to check out the next two groups of jerseys, and vote for your favourite in each group. Group C has jerseys from the Charlie Finley era, while Group D covers the Seals’ final two seasons when they made the switch to Pacific Blue and California Gold.
In honour of the remake of the Stephen King classic “IT”, the other new addition to the site is a disturbing hockey card hockey card from 2013-14, the only 21st-century card we’ve ever featured. Judging by how much it made my stomach turn, it may be the last. If you dare, venture on over to the Overexposed wing of the Hockey Hall of Shame, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!
In other Seals news, the October 23 event taking place at St. Mike’s College in Toronto is shaping up to be quite a night. Wayne King and author Waxy Gregoire have both confirmed they are coming, which is great news! Walt McKechnie, Marv Edwards, and Dick Mattiussi have been extended invitations, but have not yet confirmed they will be attending. Unfortunately, Rick Hampton and Ron Stackhouse have confirmed they are unable to attend. So far, however, it is shaping up to be a great evening.
Until next time, stay gold!