The Paradise moustache voted best of 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee

Posted on 1st December 2012 by hockeymedia in Cards,The Want List | Tags: ,

NHLThe Bob Paradise moustache featured on the 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee hockey card #203 has been voted the Best Hockey Card Moustache from 35 years ago.

Paradise, a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, played in the National Hockey League with the Minnesota North Stars, Atlanta Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. He had two separate stints with both the Penguins and Capitals. While the 1977-78 hockey card features Paradise in his second stint with the Penguins (he rejoined the Penguins in 1977-78), the image is in fact from his first stint with the Penguins (1974-75).

The same Paradise hockey card image was featured on the front of both the 1975-76 O-Pee-Chee (#21) and 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee (#203) hockey cards. The same Paradise moustache is featured on two other hockey cards via one image: the 1974-75 O-Pee-Chee (#343) and 1976-77 O-Pee-Chee (#368, with painted Capitals colours) cards.

Paradise was also a member of the United States national team, taking part in the Grenoble 1968 Olympics, 1969 IIHF World Championships and 1977 IIHF World Championships.

From the 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee hockey card series, 16 hockey cards were trimmed down to one Champion ‘Stache via four elimination rounds in the month of November. Hockey (and Movember) fans were encouraged to vote for a new moustache every day via theWantList.ca.

Nov. 11-18 – eight “head-to-head” Round of 16 match ups
Nov. 21-24 – four head-to-head quarter-final match ups
Nov. 26-27 – two head-to-head semi-final match ups
Nov. 29-30 – final head-to-head match up to determine best ‘stache

Movember is an annual charity initiative responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on men’s faces around the world, to raise awareness, support and funding for men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health. Movember is the world’s largest men’s health movement and the largest non-government funder of prostate cancer globally.

Please help the National Hockey League Players’ Association raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

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