Monday, January 17, 2011
Time: 8 Days
Item Sent: 1979-80 Topps, 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee, 1984-85 Topps
Item Received: 1979-80 Topps, 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee, 1984-85 Topps. All signed in blue Sharpie.
An incredibly talented scorer, Larouche posted 53 goals and 58 assists in his second NHL season for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1975-76. At the time, he was the youngest player in league history to hit the 50 goal and 100 point milestones. (A few years later, some kid in Edmonton bested him. Name of Gretz-something.) He reached the 50 goal mark again with Montreal in 1979-80, becoming the first player to score 50 with two different franchises. Throw in the 48 he scored with the Rangers in 1983-84, and you still have the only player in league history to have a 45 goal season with three different clubs.