Every so often, I’d find a 1953-54 Parkhurst card at a show for $5 or $10 and buy it. Then one day, I realized that I had 17 cards from the set–enough that I figured that I’d start pursuing this set as one I’d like to complete.
Nothing will trump the 1951-52 Parkhurst set in the mind of collectors for its significance as being the first, ahem, “modern” set and it’s plethora of rookie cards (Howe? Richard? Never heard of ’em).
But I feel that the 1953-54 set is when Parkhurst really started to hit their stride. The cards are bigger and the backs are more informative. The smaller Parkies feel more like toss-ins from a bag of tobacco (I know, they were gum cards), whereas these feel like hockey cards.
Last month, I purchased 15 more cards from the 1953-54 Parkhurst set, bringing me up to 34 out of 100 cards. Enjoy the scans:
3 thoughts on “Fifteen ’53-54 Parkies”
WOW! I love this set but have only a single card from it, #96 Woody Dumart. Great pick-up!
Even though I am partial to the 51 set, this set is beautiful. I only have two, Benny Woit and Cal Gardner which I have picked up recently!
Good luck with the rest of the set, I look forward to seeing them come in!
It's a cool set and despite 'semi' action shots in 1952-53 (which are probably photographer's proofs), I think this is the first set with hockey game-action photography, which is pretty cool. The Sawchuk is really nice in this set, if you can find one.