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1911-12 C55 Hockey Cards

1911-12 C55 Hockey Cards

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1911-12 C55 Hockey cards have a similar look to many of their contemporary T-series cards and have the same dimensions. Unlike many of those sets, however, they are numbered and lack any advertisements on the back despite being released by Imperial Tobacco. Of the three major C-series sets of the era, this is considered to be the easiest to complete even though it contains the most expensive star cards.

1911-12 C55 Hockey Set Details

1911-12 C55 Hockey fronts have a lithographed player picture. A box below the player contains his name and graphic hockey sticks on each side form part of the picture's border. The card number appears in the lower corner. Backs feature an ornate design with a "Hockey Series" designation on top and a card number inside a circle at the bottom. The player's name and a rundown of his teams appear in between.

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It is generally believed that 1911-12 C55 Hockey cards were issued by Imperial Tobacco, even though the cards don't name the manufacturer. There are 45 cards in the complete set, with two variations of Walter Smaill on card number 27. One version shows Smaill's right hand on a hockey stick, and the other shows his right hand on his hip.

The top card in 1911-12 C55 Hockey features George Vezina and is one of the legendary cards of the hockey hobby. Other notable cards include Art Ross, Newsy LaLonde and Fred "Cyclone" Taylor.

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1911-12 C55 Hockey Checklist

Base Set Checklist

46 cards.
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1 Paddy Moran - Quebec Bulldogs
2 Joe Hall - Quebec Bulldogs RC
3 Barney Holden - Quebec Bulldogs
4 Joe Malone - Quebec Bulldogs RC
5 Ed Oatman - Quebec Bulldogs RC
6 Tom Dunderdale - Quebec Bulldogs
7 Ken Mallen - Quebec Bulldogs RC
8 Jack Macdonald - Ottawa Senators RC
9 Fred Lake - Ottawa Senators
10 Albert Kerr - Ottawa Senators RC
11 Marty Walsh - Ottawa Senators
12 Hamby Shore - Ottawa Senators RC
13 Alex Currie - Ottawa Senators RC
14 Bruce Ridpath - Ottawa Senators
15 Bruce Stuart - Ottawa Senators
16 Percy Lesueur - Ottawa Senators
17 Jack Darragh - Ottawa Senators RC
18 Steve Vair - Renfrew Creamery Kings RC
19 Don Smith - Renfrew Creamery Kings RC
20 Cyclone Taylor - Renfrew Creamery Kings
21 Bert Lindsay - Renfrew Creamery Kings RC
22 Larry Gilmour - Renfrew Creamery Kings RC
23 Bobby Rowe - Renfrew Creamery Kings RC
24 Sprague Cleghorn - Renfrew Creamery Kings RC
25 Odie Cleghorn - Renfrew Creamery Kings RC
26 Skein Ronan - Renfrew Creamery Kings RC
27 Walter Smaill - Montreal Wanderers RC (Hip)
27 Walter Smaill - Montreal Wanderers RC (Stick)
28 Ernie Johnson - Montreal Wanderers
29 Jack Marshall - Montreal Wanderers
30 Harry Hyland - Montreal Wanderers
31 Arthur Ross - Montreal Wanderers
32 Riley Hern - Montreal Wanderers
33 Gordon Roberts - Montreal Wanderers
34 F. Glass - Montreal Wanderers
35 Ernest Russell - Montreal Wanderers
36 James Gardiner - Montreal Wanderers RC
37 Arthur Bernier - Montreal Canadiens
38 Georges Vezina - Montreal Canadiens RC
39 G. (Henri) Dallaire - Montreal Canadiens RC
40 R. (Rocket) Power - Montreal Canadiens RC
41 Didier Pitre - Montreal Canadiens
42 E.D. "Newsy" Lalonde - Montreal Canadiens
43 Eugene Payan - Montreal Canadiens RC
44 George Poulin - Montreal Canadiens RC
45 Jack Laviolette - Montreal Canadiens


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