Hi everyone! As you know, I finally bought myself a new printer/scanner recently, so I’ve been scanning a lot of my personal collection of Seals autographs and Seals-related Hockey News articles, and I’ll be adding those to the site in the coming weeks and months. This week, I’ve added a few of the autographed cards I’ve accumulated over the years, as well as a personal note from 1968-69 Sporting News West Division Rookie of the Year, Norm Ferguson, and you check them all out in the photos section.
In addition to all of the new photos, I’ve also added a new card to the Overexposed wing of the Hockey Hall of Shame, our second entry from the 1997-98 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice “National Heroes” series, this time featuring long-time NHLer Dan Cleary. This is one is almost too bizarre to believe so go check it out here.
As usual, I’d like to remind everyone to vote for the new inductees to the Seals Hall of Fame, which will add three new members this coming July at the time of this site’s second anniversary.
There is also a new conversation from the “Downtown with Rich Kimball” show where he and Bruce Pratt talk about the history of the Seals, not to mention a couple of quick blurbs about my book, so check it out here. It’s less than 11 minutes long, so you can easily take a listen during your morning coffee break.
Finally, some sad news to report… Just a few days ago, the Seals Booster Club informed me that former Seal Bob Girard, who played with the team from 1975 to 1977 passed away November 5, 2017 at the age of 68. In a little over two seasons with the Seals and Barons he scored 27 goals and 40 assists in 173 games before being traded to Washington on December 9, 1977.
Until next time, stay gold!