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Found on EBay -- souvenir of L.A. hockey

October 10, 2008 |  9:00 am


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1968_october_10_sports By Keith Thursby
Times staff writer

Found on EBay a small piece of L.A. hockey history--a trading card for Terry Sawchuk, Kings goaltender. Sawchuk was the first player picked by the Kings in the expansion draft and should have been their star attraction.

Sawchuk came to the Kings as a four-time winner of the Vezina Trophy, given to the league's top goalie. But he spent only one season in Los Angeles, traded just before the start of the 1968-69 season for Detroit center Jimmy Peters. According to The Times' Chuck Garrity, the Kings apparently preferred goalie Gerry Dejardins, who played only two seasons in Los Angeles.

Sawchuk was the highest paid King. Garrity estimated his salary at about $37,500. And Sawchuk's card? It went for $7.49 on EBay.

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