What would you rather have a c55 cyclone taylor or a c55 newsy lalonde. Both are the same grade. And dare I ask which one is worth more,at mid to high grade levels. Of course which one is more desirable.
1) Rarity: push
2) Availability: Lalonde
3) Kick-Ass jersey: push (I love those old Canadiens jerseys, but the Renfrew Millionaires are quite distinctive)
4) Price: Taylor
5) Historical significance: push
6) Haunting face that almost looks like a painting/artwork: Lalonde
7) Coolness of the nickname: "Cyclone" Taylor
For me, I consider Taylor #1 and Lalonde #1A (but it changes on any given day).
John--Nice analysis of the Taylor vs. Lalonde question.
I think I now have my answer: neither.
If I had the money I would buy a C55 Joe Malone RC and a C55 Joe Hall RC. I would rather have those 2 rookies than either of the other 2nd year cards. I do like the look of the C55 Lalonde and Taylor, but I'm more into rookie cards myself.