Another five ’53-54 Parkies

1953-54 Parkhurst #12 - Harry WatsonAnyone who has seen my hockey card collection knows that it is a pretty equal amount of both order and chaos. I have neat, orderly shelves filled with binders, and then I have random boxes and piles of cards everywhere else. I bought these five 1953-54 Parkhurst cards way back in March, but they got filed into a box with other cards I wanted to blog about–and then completely forgotten until I “found” them last week.

So here are the cards that I’ve had since March but finally got around to putting away:

1953-54 Parkhurst #14 - Fern Flaman14 – Fern Flaman – “Fernie” passed away earlier this year. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990.

1953-54 Parkhurst #19 - Bert Olmstead19 – Bert Olmstead –  Another Hall of Fame player, Olmstead played with Chicago, Montreal and Toronto.

1953-54 Parkhurst #7 - Theodore "Teeder" Kennedy7 – Theodore “Teeder” Kennedy – Yet another Hall of Fame member! Ted Kennedy, as he is best known as, broke into the NHL at age 18 and was the first player to win the Stanley Cup five times.

1953-54 Parkhurst #22 - James "Bud" MacPherson22 – James “Bud” MacPherson – MacPherson played 6 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens and won the Stanley Cup with them in 1953.

1953-54 Parkhurst #12 - Harry Watson12 – Harry Watson – Watson played 14 seasons in the NHL. His rookie season was spent with the Brooklyn Americans in what was their last season (1941-42) before folding. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1994.

These 5 cards bring me up to 42 cards in this set, or 42% since it is a 100-card set.


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

9 thoughts on “Another five ’53-54 Parkies”

    1. Thanks. Gonna take a while. So many superstar cards that sell for $$$. Just gotta be patient and wait for the deals to find me.

  1. What a great looking bunch of pick-ups. This set is one of the best of all-time in my opinion.

    Are the rest of the cards in your set this good? How are you storing your cards as you go along?

    1. Most of the cards are as good, but a few are just OK, with minor creases or some staining and discoloration on the back. One or two are in very poor condition, but were not very expensive.

      As for storage…you might wince, but I am actually putting this set into pages as I go along. I use the 8-pocket “Bowman” style pages. I know it seems to be a less-than-ideal way to store the cards, but I think they are, for the most part, pretty safe in a binder on my shelf.

      1. I use the 8-pocket pages, too, though I put the Parkies in there in a penny-sleeve as well. There’s just enough slop in the 8-pocket pages that I prefer the second layer.

        1. Yeah, penny sleeves might be a good idea. I might try that, as there is a bit more “wiggle room” than I like.

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