1911-12 C55 Hockey is one of the most important and readily collected sets of all-time. Key cards include Georges Vezina, Newsy LaLonde and Art Ross.
1910-1919 Hockey Cards
The early days of hockey cards feature several popular products. These colorful tobacco cards retain good value and the first set, 1910 C56, even predates the NHL itself. The most pursued set from this period is 1911-12 C55 Hockey.
Many big names in the history of hockey appear in these sets. The most popular is the rookie card from Georges Vezina. Collectors may recognize the name, as the award for the top goaltender, the Vezina Trophy, is named after Georges Vezina. Other top rookie cards include Fred “Cyclone” Taylor, Newsy LaLonde, Joe Malone, Frank Patrick, Lester Patrick, and Art Ross, who was the namesake for the Art Ross Trophy. The Art Ross Trophy is given to the regular season scoring leader in the NHL each season.
1910s Hockey Card Set Checklists, Product Information, Top Auctions, and Hot Deals on Singles.
The first major set of hockey cards, 1910 C56 Hockey predates that NHL. Key players include Newsy LaLonde, Cyclone Taylor and Art Ross.
1912-13 C57 Hockey is the final major hockey set of the tobacco era. Believed to have been produced by Imperial Tobacco, top cards include Georges Vezina and Cyclone Taylor.