The NHL's "Original Six" teams skate into view, with this 1961-62 Salada Hockey coins complete set of (120). These pre-expansion era treasures are housed in (6) team shields, with (20) coins per team affixed by means of adhesive pads, which have been applied to the shield slots. Overall the presentation is excellent, with the shields showing bold lettering and minimal to moderate wear on the perimeter, while the coins present in a range of (80% EX to NM+, 20% VG to VG-EX) with deference to (2) lesser that suffer surface paper loss.
Highlights are: Bruins: (shield is uncracked) with #7 Bucyk; Black Hawks: (small crack on left edge of shield) with #21 Hillman, #22 Mikita, #25 Hull, #29 Hall; Maple Leafs: (crack and creasing at bottom point of shield) with #41 Bower, #43 F. Mahovlich, #44 Horton, #58 Keon; Red Wings: (shield is uncracked) with #66 Howe, #77 Sawchuk; Rangers: (surface loss and tears around bottom point of shield, and crack on upper right point) with #85 Worsley, #98 Ratelle; Canadiens: (shield is uncracked) with #102 Beliveau, #104 Geoffrion, #110 H. Richard and #113 Plante.
The (2) coins with surface loss are #49 Red Kelly; and #104 Don Marshall.