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1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey Cards

1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey Cards

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1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey was the sport's only card set for the year. That said, the set borrows a lot of the previous year's Topps design. They also introduced coach and manager cards as well, as cards showing two NHL venues. Finally, a parallel series of the cards was featured in boxes of cereal.

Fronts show player portraits superimposed against a solid white background. For most players, a team logo appears in one of the upper corners. A red strip below the player has their name, team and a card number. Card backs are bilingual and printed in red ink. A player's name and vital stats run along the top, and a red block with his statistics from the previous year runs across the middle. There are two biographies, with an English version above the block and a French translation below. A "Did You Know?" question and a send-in offer for an album take up the bottom.

The set was also distributed in boxes of Quaker Oats cereal. They are printed in green ink on the back and have a different bottom that identify them as Quaker Oats Hockey Cards. They are scarcer than the regular Parkhurst variations and can sell for multiple times their price.

The 1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey checklist was cut to 79 cards and only features players from the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens. Old-time Greats are included in the set, as are cards of the two team's coaches and venues. Cards 69 through 77 feature game action shots, with descriptions on the backs.

The key rookie in the set is Jacque Plante, even though he had already appeared on an action card the previous year. Oddly, his photo features a background, is vertically oriented and is missing a team logo.

Key 1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey Cards:

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Set Checklist

1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey Cards Set Checklist

79 cards.

1 Harry Lumley
2 Sid Smith
3 Tim Horton
4 George Armstrong
5 Ron Stewart
6 Joe Klukay
7 Marc Reaume RC
8 Jim Morrison
9 Parker MacDonald RC
10 Tod Sloan
11 Jim Thomson
12 Rudy Migay
13 Brian Cullen RC
14 Hugh Bolton
15 Eric Nesterenko
16 Larry Cahan RC
17 Willie Marshall RC
18 Dick Duff RC
19 Jack Caffery RC
20 Billy Harris RC
21 Lorne Chabot
22 Harvey "Busher" Jackson
23 Walter "Turk" Broda
24 Joe Primeau
25 Gordie Drillon
26 Charlie Conacher
27 David "Sweeney" Schriner
28 Syl Apps
29 Ted Kennedy
30 Irvine "Ace" Bailey
31 Walter "Babe" Pratt RC
32 Harold "Baldy" Cotton
33 Francis "King" Clancy
34 Clarence "Happy" Day
35 Don Marshall RC
36 Jack LeClair RC
37 Maurice "Rocket" Richard
38 Dickie Moore
39 Ken Mosdell
40 Floyd Curry
41 Calum MacKay
42 Bert Olmstead
43 Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion
44 Jean Beliveau
45 Doug Harvey
46 Emile "Butch" Bouchard
47 Jim "Bud" MacPherson
48 Dollard St. Laurent
49 Tom Johnson
50 Jacques Plante RC
51 Paul Meger
52 Gerry McNeil
53 Jean-Guy Talbot RC
54 Bob Turner RC
55 Edward "Newsy" Lalonde
56 Georges Vezina
57 Howie Morenz
58 Aurel Joliat
59 George Hainsworth
60 Sylvio Mantha
61 Albert "Battleship" Leduc
62 Albert "Babe" Siebert
63 Bill Durnan RC
64 Ken Reardon RC
65 Johnny Gagnon
66 Billy Reay
67 Hector "Toe" Blake Coach
68 Frank Selke GM
69 Charlie Hodge "Hugh Beats Hodge"
70 Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion "Lum Stops Boom Boom"
71 Jacques Plante "Plante Is Protected"
72 Maurice "Rocket" Richard "Rocket Roars Through"
73 Harry Lumley "Richard Tests Lumley"
74 Harry Lumley "Beliveau Bats Puck"
75 Jacques Plante "Leaf Speedsters Attack"
76 Jim Morrison "Curry Scores Again"
77 Jean Beliveau "Jammed On The Boards"
78 The Montreal Forum
79 Maple Leafs Gardens
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Chris is an avid vintage sports card collector who is The Cardboard Connection's resident expert of all things vintage.

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I need help I just bought a collection of cards at a thrift store n think I have a very rare set it’s 56-57 Parkhurst hockey collection with NY Rangers cards in them…the year not alot of them were or any were made for USA…just Canada because of the NY Rangers plane crash…I’ve found little info to help me out

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