1963-64 Parkhurst #59 – Bill Gadsby

School has started again. I am now teaching at three different places (one university, one college and one technical school). All this teaching has given me a bit of extra cash, so I went and bought myself a Bobby Orr rookie card a new computer. Of course, setting it up, getting all my files copied and programs installed, etc. etc. has left me with less time to blog.

And I still got things to talk about, like Bill Gadsby here. I bought this 1963-64 Parkhurst card at The National last month.

I bought this card after I met with Gadsby to get his autograph on several other cards and photos; otherwise, I would have seriously contemplated getting this card signed. Yes, it might seem like a waste to “ruin” a nice vintage card like this. But I could picture how a blue Sharpie autograph would really compliment the American flag.

Question: If you had this old card ahead of time, and were meeting with the player, would you get it signed?

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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

6 thoughts on “1963-64 Parkhurst #59 – Bill Gadsby”

  1. I think you could have bought 3 new computers for price of a Orr rookie… Crazy how much they go for.
    But to answer your question, that Gadsby is so pretty, so perfect and uncluttered, I am not sure if I'd get it signed. That's a tough call. What's his signature like? if he writes small, hand him a fine point sharpie.

  2. I'd have gotten it signed – why not? I have the Stasiuk from that set with an on-card auto and it certainly doesn't impact the set negatively. I have the Geoffrion signed, too, but I'm not convinced yet who actually signed it.

    If the set is for yourself and not something that you need PSA/DNA certfied, go for it.

    Besides, those cards aren't impossible to find in good shape. You could get another one if it really mattered.

  3. To answer your question – that´s a real dilemma. I had to solve the same question, as I grabbed a really nice vintage card of former Slovak hockey star, Jozef Golonka, and I could ask him to sign this card (we both live in the same city and as a reporter, I have met him multiple times in TV). I didn´t do it till now, because, I don´t know, I´ve got some apprehension to these cards, but maybe I´ll change my mind later 🙂

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