23 cards from 1960-61 Topps Hockey

On a whim, I decided to start building the 1960-61 Topps Hockey set. This was at a card show last month. While I’ve been prioritizing other sets, like 1963-64 Parkhurst, I came across a dealer who had 21 cards in decent shape–most priced at $5 to $6 each. Another dealer had 2 more cards from the set at $3.75 each. Take a look at what I got:

4 – Ernie Johnson (All-Time Greats)

6 – Bill Hay

9 – Jimmy Morrison

12 – Murray Balfour

13 – Leo Labine

18 – George Sullivan

24 – Charlie Burns – Note that he’s wearing a helmet. 
Quite an oddity for 1960.

30 – Jack Evans

31 – Guy Gendron

33 – Ab McDonald

37 – Dean Prentice

40 – Don McKenny

41 – Ron Murphy

42 – Andy Hebenton

43 – Don Simmons

49 – Harry Howell

51 – Tod Sloan

53 – Camille Henry

56 – Bob Armstrong

57 – Ferny Flaman

61 – Lou Fontinato – This one has writing on it,
but was only $3 so I couldn’t pass it up.

62 – Leo Boivin

66 – Vic Stasiuk – Always nice to get the last card in the set.
This haul brings my count to 25 cards–or roughly 37% of the set. Of course, I need the biggest two cards: Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, the latter being his rookie card.  Otherwise, the majority of the set seems pretty attainable.
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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

2 thoughts on “23 cards from 1960-61 Topps Hockey”

  1. That's a fun set. The old-time greats can be fun to get, too.

    Red acetate works well for the questions on the back.

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