1963-64 Parkhurst #71 – William Harris

Another week, another Parkhurst card. This is my 18th step towards completing this 99-card set. A sweet looking card too–no creases or major corner wear. The gloss on the front is perfect. Probably the best card, condition-wise, that I’ve picked up from this set thus far.

The back of the card is intriguing. In 1963, one could mail away for an autographed puck for 30 cents plus 5 Parkhurst wrappers. You had your choice of Gordie Howe, Dave Keon or Jean Beliveau. I wonder if anyone ever got one of these (Al K.? Thom?). That is one thing that hockey cards are missing today–fun mail-away offers like this one and like the ones offered by Topps and OPC up to the 1990s.

81 cards to go, and I’ll have a complete set.

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Author: Sal Barry

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One thought on “1963-64 Parkhurst #71 – William Harris”

  1. Never sent away in the day but did pick up a facsimile autographed David Keon puck at a garage sale–don't know if this is the mail in offer puck–will try to find and scan image

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