Sunday, February 26, 2012
Time: 20 Days
Item Sent: 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee, 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee
Item Received: 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee, 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee. Both signed in blue Sharpie.
Cool addition to my obscure little Cleveland Barons collection! Rick Hampton was an offensively gifted defenseman for the doomed Seals/Barons franchise. In his sophomore season, at the age of 19, he scored 51 points for the final Golden Seals club. The next year - the first in Cleveland - he put up 40 points in 56 games. He had loads of promise, but those years ended up being the highlights. After the Barons-North Stars merger, Hampton landed with the Los Angeles Kings, where he hung around for one full season followed by three final NHL games the next year.