In addition to all those great 1963-64 Parkhurst cards I got at The National, I also picked up a few 1960-61 cards.
I figured that if I was going to start collecting 1960-61 Parkies, I should get one of someone significant, like Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion.
This Parkie card of Sid Abel looks great, and only cost me $8.
A line card of Don Marshall, Henri Richard and Dickie Moore. I guess line cards are a thing of the past, given that players change teams so frequently now that no trio really stays together for long.
This Nels Stewart card is from the 1960-61 Topps set. Twenty-seven of the 66 cards are of All-Time Greats–players from the early 20th century. I have always liked the look of these cards; a 1920s design sensibility, but done up in bright colors indicative of the 1960s.
3 thoughts on “1960-61 Parkie & Topps Pickups”
If you look at all the old-time greats cards from '60-61 Topps, they've inverted or otherwise messed up the colour schemes on all the uniforms. I think this was deliberate because it let them get away with including old-timers from Montreal and Toronto, two teams they didn't have the rights to.
I've been debating getting more '60-61 Parkhurst. It's the last of the sets with the great wordy backs and they look really nice when they're in good shape.
Love these cards and love this set!
I love that Sid Abel card.