1991-92 Future Trends Canada ’72

Background Information: 

Future Trends, Ltd. produced an impressive 101-card standard-size set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series between the Soviets and the Canadiens. 

The cards were available initially only at The Bay stores (Canadian department store) and were sold in 10-card foil packs with no factory sets.  

All 70 players of the Canadian and Russian teams are represented, and 30 additional special cards capture unforgettable moments from the series.  

Between one and two special cards, signed in gold paint pen by living Canadian players, were randomly inserted into each foil case.  Only one Russian player, Vladislav Tretiak, signed cards.  Supposedly each of the signers signed only 750 cards for insertion and distribution within the packs.  These cards were specially coated with a swirl pattern over the autograph.  Reportedly, The Bay also issued 2500 autographed sets without the special coating, but this has never been confirmed.

The card fronts feature borderless black and white, action or posed pictures.  A white, red, and gold stripe cuts across the bottom of the card face and intersects the ’72 Hockey Canada logo at the lower right corner.  The backs carry additional photos, biographical information, series statistics, sportswriters’ editorial comments, and player quotes.  Card number 40 features Phil Esposito’s September 8, 1972 address to the nation.  The card number appears in a blue oblong design within the bottom red stripe on both sides.  The ’72 Hockey Canada logo also appears in the local right corner of the back.  

The set was issued in both an English and a French version.  The production quantities were reportedly 9,000 English and 1,000 French 12-box cases.  Also released were 1972 uncut sheet sets.  Signed cards generally command 100 to 150 times the values below.

These cards are the most popular cards used by autograph seeking collectors.

    

Value: from the Beckett Hockey Card Price Guide and Alphabetical Checklist Edition 9 - All values in US Funds.

Complete Set:  101 cards; $6.00 mint/$2.70 near mint

Individual Cards: name, mint/near mint

No value means it is a common card and thus listed at $.05/$ .02

1. In The Beginning  .15/.07
2. The Backyard Rink
3. It Didn’t Take Long
4. The Patriarch Anatoli Tarasov .15/.07
5. More Hours A Day Vladislav Tretiak .50/.23
6. Coming Out Party 15/.07
7. Never In Doubt
8. Team Canada  .25/.11
9. Pat Stapleton
10. Vsevolod Bobrov
11. Vladislav Tretiak .50/.23
12. Faceoff Game 1 and Montreal (9/2/72)
13. 30 Seconds (Game 1 and Montreal 9/2/72) .10/.05
14. Yevgeny Zimin
15. Bill White
16. 7-3 Game 1 Statistics
17. Don Awrey
18. Mickey Redmond  .20/.09
19. Alexander Gusev .15/.07
20. Alexander Maltsev .25/.11
21. Rod Seiling
22. Dale Tallon
23. Coming Back (Game 2 and Toronto 9/4/72)
24. Unforgettable Game 2 Statistics
25. Wayne Cashman  .15/.07
26. Frank Mahovlich   .25/.11
27. Peter Mahovlich
28. Vyacheslav Solodukhin/Alexander Sidelnikov .15/.07
29. Yuri Shatalov .15/.07
30. Brothers Frank Mahovlich/Peter Mahovlich .15/.07
31. The Goalies .50/.23
32. Alexander Bodunov
33. All Even Game 3 Statistics
34. Yuri Bilnov
35. Jocelyn Guevremont
36. Vic Hadfield
37. Yuri Lebedev
38. Yevgeny Poladiev/Vyacheslav Starshinov .15/.07
39. Disaster Game 4 Statistics
40. Address to the Nation – Phil Esposito .25/.11
41. Victor Kuzkin
42. Vladimir Lutchenko .25/.11
43. Boris Mikhailov .35/.16
44. Grace Under Pressure Game 5 and Moscow (9/22/72)
45. Afraid to Lose
46. Ready to Win Game 5 Statistics
47. Vladimir Vikulov
48. Red Berenson
49. Richard Martin
50. Alexander Martynyuk
51. Gilbert Perrault .25/.11
52. Vladimir Petrov .25/.16
53. Serge Savard .15/.07
54. Vladimir Shadrin
55. DA DA KA-NA-DA Game 6 and Moscow (9/24/72)
56. One Step Back Game 6 Statistics
57. Bobby Clarke .35/.16
58. Valeri Kharlamov .50/.23
59. Alexander Volchkov .15/.07
60. Standing Guard .15/.07
61. Stan Mikita .35/.16
62. One More to Go Game 7 Statistics 9/26/72)
63. The Winner
64. The Fans Go Wild
65. Alexander Ragulin .15/.07
66. Jean Ratelle .15/.07
67. Gennady Tsygankov .15/.07
68. Valeri Vasiliev .35/.16
69. International Dialogue
70. Series Stars Phil Esposito/Alexander Yakushev .35/.16
71. Series Stars Paul Henderson/Vladislav Tretiak .35/.16
72. No Solitudes Game 8 and Moscow (9/28/72) The Telegrams
73. 2-2 Game 8 and Moscow
74. Rod Gilbert .15/.07
75. Yevgeny Mishokov .15/.07
76. Ron Ellis
77. 5-4
78. Different Games Game 8 and Moscow (9/28/72) Interlude
79. Bill Goldsworthy
80. The Huddle
81. The Moment .50/.23
82. Yvan Cournoyer .25/.11
83. Yuri Liapkin
84. Phil Esposito .35/.16
85. Ken Dryden .50/.23
86. Peace Game 8 Statistics
87. Gary Bergman
88. Brian Glennie
89. Dennis Hull
90. Vyacheslav Anisin
91. Marcel Dionne .25/.11
92. Guy Lapointe .15/.07
93. Ed Johnston .10/.05
94. Harry Sinden GM
95. Brad park .25/.11
96. Tony Esposito .25/.11
97. Alexander Yakushev .35/.16
98. Paul Henderson .50/.23
99. J.P. Parise
100. Valeri Kharlamov (Alex Kharlamov on back) .50/.23
101. Checklist .15/.07