1960-1969 Hockey Cards
The 1960s were another big decade for hockey cards. The 1960s offered collectors the most card options of any other period, until then. In addition to Topps and Parkhurst, O-Pee-Chee rejoined the ranks.
The 1960s include the rookie card for Bobby Orr, which is one of the most popular rookie options among hockey cards of any period. 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 Cards Set Information, Product Reviews, Price Comparisons, Hot Auctions, and More. Featuring 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.
Home to the Stan Mikita rookie card, 1960-61 Topps Hockey also includes several retired legends. Players from the Rangers, Bruins and Blackhawks are included in the set.
1961-62 Parkhurst Hockey has a 51-card checklist that focuses solely on the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. Dave Keon is the only significant rookie in the colorful set.
Focusing on the Blackhawks, Rangers and Bruins, 1961-62 Topps Hockey is a 66-card set. Key rookie cards include Rod Gilbert and Jean Ratelle.
1962-63 Parkhurst Hockey features cards from three teams. The set uses two distinct designs. Key cards include Gordie Howe and Jacques Plante.
1962-63 Topps Hockey marks the first time they made a hockey set without white borders. Focusing on the Rangers, Bruins and Blackhawks, key rookies include Vic Hadfield and Jim Nielson.
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.
Reverting back to a standard card size, 1965-66 Topps Hockey had the company’s biggest checklist to date. Notable rookies include Phil Esposito, Dennis Hull and Gary Cheevers.
Home to the Bobby Orr rookie card, 1966-67 Topps Hockey is also memorable for its TV set design. Other notable rookies include Emile Francis, Harry Sinden and Peter Mahovlich.
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.
1968-69 O-Pee-Chee Hockey marked the first time the Canadian company offered its own set to Canadians. Key rookies include Bernie Parent and Gary Unger.
Flyers goaltending great Bernie Parent is the key rookie card in 1968-69 Topps Hockey. Notable for being the company’s last horizontal base set design, the checklist also has many Hall of Famers.
1969-70 O-Pee-Chee Hockey features a distinct design and an expanded checklist of 231 cards. Tony Esposito and Serge Savard are the main rookies.
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.