1952-1953 to 1963-1964 Parkhurst Hockey Collection (523 cards)

Sold For: $3,300

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1995

Item Year: 1952

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Presented is a substantial collection of 523 cards from eleven classic 1950s and 1960s Parkhurst Hockey issues, highlighted by numerous Hall of Famers. Hockey cards are much rarer than their baseball counterparts, and sizable collections are offered much less frequently as a result. This lot consists of the following: 1) 1952-1953 Parkhurst (57): Condition is 18% Vg-Ex to Ex, 14% Vg, and 68% Fr to Gd (mainly due to glue residue on backs). Keys: #3 Geoffrion (Gd), 6 Lach (Fr), 9 Johnson (Gd), 13 Bouchard (Gd), 22 Rayner (Gd), 53 Delvecchio (Gd), 61 Pronovost (Vg-Ex), two 68 Quackenbush (Vg-Ex and Vg+), 87 Lindsay (Fr), 93 Olmstead (Fr), 95 Bentley (Gd), and 100 LaPrade (Fr). 2) 1953-1954 Parkhurst (133): Condition is 42% Ex (including a few Ex-Mt), 28% Vg-Ex, 20% Vg, and 10% Gd (including a few lower). Keys: #6 Boivin (Ex), 11 Armstrong (Vg-Ex), two 14 Flaman (Ex and Vg-Ex), 19 Olmstead (Ex), 37 Arbour (Ex-Mt), 38 Dineen (PSA VG-EX 4), 40 Kelly (Vg-Ex+), 41 Pronovost (Ex-Mt), 52 Lindsay (Fr), 55 Bentley (Ex), 64 Stanley (Ex and Vg-Ex), 76 Gadsby (slight trim top edge, otherwise Vg), and 92 Schmidt (EX 5). 3) 1954-1955 Parkhurst (45): Condition is 33% Ex (including a couple higher), 42% Vg-Ex, and 25% Vg (including one lower and a couple that measure small). Keys: #6 Bouchard (Ex), 34 Pronovost (Ex), 59 Schmidt (Gd), 95 Harvey IA (Vg+), and two 96 Sawchuk IA (Ex and Vg). Six Lucky Premium backs: #18 Morrison (Ex-Mt), 51 Quackenbush HOF (Vg-Ex), 52 Laycoe (Ex-Mt), 68 Raleigh (Vg+), 71 Hergesheimer (Vg-Ex), and 82 Sasakamoose (Vg-Ex). 4) 1955-1956 Parkhurst (57): Condition is 10% Ex-Mt, 76% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 14% Vg (including a couple lower and one with color added). Keys: Two #4 Armstrong (Ex and Vg-Ex), two 33 Clancy (Ex and Vg-Ex+), 34 Day (Vg), 37 R. Richard (PSA VG-EX 4), two 38 Moore (both Vg-Ex), 42 Olmstead (Vg-Ex), 43 Geoffrion (Ex), two 46 Bouchard (both Vg-Ex), 49 Johnson (Ex-Mt), 64 Reardon (Vg-Ex), two 67 Blake (Vg-Ex+ and Vg), and 77 Jammed on the boards (Vg-Ex+). 5) 1957-1958 Parkhurst (39): Condition is 26% Ex (including a couple higher), 41% Vg-Ex, 23% Vg, and 10% lower. Keys: Two #6 Johnson (both Vg-Ex) and 16 Blake (Vg-Ex). 6) 1958-1959 Parkhurst (20): Condition is 10% Ex-Mt, 50% Ex, 25% Vg-Ex, and 15% Vg. Keys: Two #11 An object of interest (Ex-Mt and Ex), 21 All eyes on the puck (Ex), 23 Stanley (Vg-Ex), 28 Geoffrion (Vg-Ex+), 39 Action around the net (Ex), and 46 Bowers (Ex). 7) 1959-1960 Parkhurst (25): Condition is 12% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 68% Ex, and 20% Vg-Ex. Keys: #38 Duff (Ex), 44 Stanley (Ex), and 47 Selke (Ex). 8) 1960-1961 Parkhurst (63): Condition is 13% Ex-Mt, 49% Ex, 21% Vg-Ex, and 17% Vg (including a few Gd). Keys: #2 Mahovlich (Vg-Ex), two 9 Kelly (Ex+ and Ex), 12 Duff (Ex), two 16 Stanley (both Ex), two 19 Pulford (Ex-Mt and Ex), 23 Abel (Ex), three 36 Delvecchio (Ex-Mt, Ex, and Vg-Ex), and 46 Geoffrion (Gd+). 9) 1961-1962 Parkhurst (13): Condition is seven Ex, five Vg-Ex, and one Vg. Keys: #4 Olmstead (Ex+), 16 Stanley (Vg-Ex+), and 36 Moore (Vg-Ex). 10) 1962-1963 Parkhurst (43): Condition is 33% Ex-Mt (including a few better), 42% Ex, 16% Vg-Ex, and 9% Gd to Vg. Keys: #1 Harris (Nr/Mt), 2 Duff (Ex-Mt), two 21 Ullman (Ex and Gd+), 25 Gadsby (Ex), 33 Pronovost (Ex), and 38 H. Richard (Vg-Ex+). 11) 1963-1964 Parkhurst (53): Condition is 23% Ex-Mt (including a few better), 19% Ex, and 58% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower and one trimmed). Keys: #3 Kelly (Ex+), 20 Clancy (Vg), 29 Geoffrion (Vg-Ex+), two 82 H. Richard (Vg-Ex and Vg), 88 Geoffrion (Gd), and 93 Blake (Vg-Ex+). This shoebox collection features cards in a variety of grades, but it is truly a collection unto itself with many highlights and an impressive selection of Hall of Famers. Total: 523 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.


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