The 1960s were another big decade for hockey cards. The 1960s hockey cards offered collectors the most mainstream choices compared to any other period to date. In addition to Topps and Parkhurst, O-Pee-Chee rejoined the ranks.
The 1960-1969 hockey sets include the rookie card for Bobby Orr, which is the most popular rookie from the decade. Other top rookie offerings include Stan Mikita, Dave Keon, Rod Gilbert, Jean Ratelle, Bernie Parent, Jim Pappin, Phil Esposito, Gary Cheevers, Tony Esposito, and Serge Savard.
1960s Hockey Card Sets
Explore our database of 1960s Hockey Card Set Information. Each product profile features set checklists, product info, expert analysis, top cards and rookie cards to collect, and deals on singles and boxes. Browse hockey cards from 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, and 1969-70.
1960-61 Parkhurst Hockey saw the Detroit Red Wings join the Maple Leafs and Canadiens on the checklist. Key cards include Gordie Howe, Terry Sawchuk, John McKenzie and the final card from Maurice Richard’s playing career.
The final Parkhurst set during its original run with the NHL, 1963-64 Parkhurst Hockey features a distinct design. Particular emphasis is placed on Canadian squads with extra slots on the checklist. Cesare Maniago is the set’s best rookie card.
Featuring the first horizontal hockey design from the company, 1963-64 Topps Hockey is a 66-card set the focuses on the NHL’s three American teams. Key rookie cards include Ed Johnston and Gilles Villemure.
1964-65 Topps Hockey marked the first time Topps used the Tall Boy format for a sports card set. The release also had an expanded checklist divided into two series. Key rookies include Marcel Paille and Gary Dornhoefer.
As hockey launched its Expansion Era, 1967-68 Topps Hockey marked the final release to include only Original Six teams. The 132-card set includes rookies of Rogie Vachon, Glen Sather and Jacques Lemaire.
1969-70 Topps Hockey marks the first time the card maker included career stats on the backs. It’s also the first Topps hockey set to have natural backgrounds. Although the checklist has several Hall of Famers, the lone major rookie is Serge Savard.