On February 16, 1985, I watched on TV as the Montreal Canadiens honoured Guy Lafleur. But it wasn’t just the on-ice ceremony that my eyes were focused on. One couldn’t help but notice that fans in the building were wearing special Guy Lafleur caps, which were given out that night.
They were just cheap painters caps, but they were Habs colours with LAFLEUR printed across the front, and I decided that I’d like one too. If those lucky bastards got be there, and on top of everything else, they also got a cap, then I felt I should at least get a lousy cap.
So I wrote Claude Mouton and asked about the possibility. It wasn’t to be.
(All these old letters, which I thought were long gone but recently found, can be seen by clicking on “Letters” in Categories).
Here’s what it looked like, from Classic Auctions.