1951-1952 Parkhurst Hockey Complete Set (105)

Sold For: $23,700

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1372

Item Year: 1951

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

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Outstanding high-grade complete set of 1951-1952 Parkhurst Hockey, one of Hockey collecting's most highly prized card sets, highlighted by key rookie cards of Maurice Richard, Terry Sawchuck, and Gordie Howe. From a very old-time collection, this set has been stored away in a closet for decades, very likely since its year of issue. The fragile stock and natural soft corners of this issue make high-grade sets of this important issue especially difficult to assemble. This important set consists of only 105 cards, and features players from the four American teams (Detroit, New York, Chicago, and Boston) and two Canadian teams (Montreal and Toronto). We have selected nine cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Lach (Vg/Vg-Ex), 3 Bouchard RC (spot of glue residue on back, otherwise Ex-Mt), 4 Richard RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 5 Olmstead RC (Ex), 7 Johnson RC (Nr/Mt), 10 Harvey RC (SGC NM 84), 14 Geoffrion RC (SGC NM 84), 15 McNeil RC (Ex-Mt), 26 Quackenbush RC (Vg-Ex/Ex), 29 Schmidt (Nr/Mt), 37 Gadsby RC (Ex-Mt), 47 Lumley RC (Ex-Mt), 48 Bentley RC (Ex+), 49 Mosienko RC (Ex-Mt), 52 Winning Goal (SGC NM 84), 53 Stewart (Nr/Mt), 55 Kelly RC (SGC NM 84), 56 Lindsay RC (SGC EX/NM 80), 61 Sawchuk RC (SGC EX+ 70), 63 Delvecchio RC (SGC NM/MT 88), 64 Abel (Ex-Mt), 66 Howe RC(SGC NM 84), 68 Pronovost RC (Ex-Mt), 70 Watson RC (Ex), 72 Meeker RC (Ex), 75 Broda (Vg/Vg-Ex), 76 Rollins RC (Ex-Mt), 80 Flaman RC (Nr/Mt), 81 Bentley RC (Ex), 86 Kennedy RC (Ex-Mt), 94 Stanley (Nr/Mt), 96 Laprade RC (Ex-Mt), 104 Rayner RC (Pr), and 105 Conacher RC (Vg). The balance of the cards grade as follows: 75% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), and 25% lesser. This is an extremely high quality complete set of 1951-1952 Parkhurst, one of the most popular and classic of all hockey-card sets. The equivalent SMR value for just eight of the graded cards (not including the one VG/EX 50 of Richard and the ninety-seven ungraded cards) is $6,960. Total: 105 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000/$8,000+. SOLD FOR $23,700

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