A week ago I showed you my set of 1961-62 hockey coins we would get from Jello and potato chips. This is the next year’s coins, 1962-63, also from Jello and chips, but with a difference. The year before they were plastic, with the players’ faces put on thin cardboard and inserted into the plastic coins. But these ones were made of metal, and instead of six teams, they featured Montreal, Toronto, and NHL All-Stars.
The main thing about these coins is how they were judged in “closest to the wall” at recess, and they passed the test with flying colours. Because they were metal and maybe slightly heavier, wind resistance was cut to a minimum, and we could edge out the opposing player by only fractions of an inch because the aim was true.
I said it before and I’ll say it again. Hockey coins were better than sex.
At least when you were eleven years old.