The Brief and Frightening Reign of the Cleveland Barons, Pt. 3

The Cleveland Barons didn’t actually play in Cleveland. They played in Ridgefield, Ohio, an hour away, at the Ridgefield Coliseum. The Coliseum was the largest arena in the NHL, sitting 18,544 but the Barons routinely drew less. I don’t think Topps/O-Pee-Chee’s photographers ever made it out there, except for this team card. I like the logo on the ice in front, though it looks like they could have ran the Zamboni over it one more time. Also, I’m curious to way the team chose to line up perpendicular to the logo’s bottom rather than above it.

The Ridgefield Coliseum didn’t see many wins. I can’t find the exact number but the Barons only won a total of 47 in their entire existence.

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