1963-64 Parkhurst #42 – Alex Faulkner

This was the last 1963-64 Parkhurst hockey card I bought at The National, and by far the most expensive to date. I have never heard of Alex Faulkner, and had no idea why this card–his rookie card–was selling for upwards of $100. That didn’t make sense to me. He’s not the most famous Red Wing, and certainly not the most famous Red Wing to wear number 19.

This is a good example of why it is important to do your research and know exactly what you are looking for. Thanks to Wikipedia and a friendly dealer from Detroit, I found out that Faulkner was the first person from Newfoundland to play in the National Hockey League. And despite only playing 2 seasons and 101 games in the NHL, he still has “rock star” status and this card–his only card–sells for a premium.

The Beckett high value of this card is $120. I picked this one up for $42. I think I did OK here.

Oh, and this brings me one (somewhat bigger) step closer to finishing my set. I now have 46 of the 99 cards. When I go to the Sun-Times card show in November, I’ll try to pick up 4 more to make it to 50.

Parkhurst Percent Counter: 46% Complete
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Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

5 thoughts on “1963-64 Parkhurst #42 – Alex Faulkner”

  1. My Dad has that card. It's his favorite hockey card. It's because my Dad, like Alex Faulkner, is a Newfie. Every single time my dad mentions hockey cards, he reminds me he has Alex Faulkner's rookie card.

  2. Good job getting that at the price you did. Just because Beckett lists it at a high of $120, that doesn't stop a PSA 7 or 8 from routinely topping $175.

    There's a York Peanut Butter card of Faulkner which is pricey as well.

  3. The other nice thing about this is that it's one of the biggies out of the way. Nothing worse than approaching the end of the set and almost everything remaining is expensive.

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