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1968-69 OPC Charlie Hodge Oakland Seals Autographed Card Deceased
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1968-69 OPC Charlie Hodge Oakland Seals Autographed Card Deceased
Lot #572

Hodge began his career with the Montreal Canadiens during the 1954-55 season and remained with the storied franchise through the 1966-67 season, taking part in Montreal’s run of 5 consecutive Stanley Cups in the late 1950’s. Charlie captured two Vezina Trophies as the NHL’s top netminder during the mid 1960’s, as he helped the Canadiens return to their Stanley Cup dominance of the late 1950’s, as Les Habitants won a couple more Stanley Cups in 1965 and 1966.

When the NHL’s ‘Original 6’ expanded to 12, the Canadiens were forced to leave a goalie unprotected. Their choice was between Charlie their veteran and a baby-faced Rogie Vachon. Hodge was the choice and the expansion Oakland Seals, the team for which he would tend goal for the next three seasons, promptly selected him. Hodge’s final season came in 1970-71 when the NHL expanded once more. This time Hodge was selected by the expansion Vancouver Canucks, where he provided a veteran presence while posting surprisingly solid stats in front of a first year roster. Charlie passed away in 2016.

The card is in beautiful condition and the signature is a 10.