1954-55 Parkhurst Hockey Cards
The 1954-55 Parkhurst hockey card set consists of 100 large size cards that measure 2½" by 3 5/8". The first 88 cards in the 1954-55 Parkhurst hockey feature different players from the original six NHL teams- the Maple Leafs, Canadians, Red Wings, Rangers, Blackhawks and Bruins. The other 12 cards depict action scenes, some of which include Jacques Plante the year prior to his rookie card. The key rookie card in this set is #65 Johnny Bower.
The front of the cards also include a facsimile autograph of the player while the back of the cards contain the card number, statistics information, a brief bio and promotional offer for a card album. The printing on the back of the card is two languages; English and French. Also, cards #1-88 are available with either a statistical or a premium card back. While the statisical backs are more popular, there is no difference in the price.
By Dean Hanley