The 1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey Card Set is consists of 79 cards. Feeling the pressure of competition, Parkhurst clearly emulated the Topps design of their premier issue of the previous season, probably unaware that Topps would not issue a hockey set again for two years. At a competitive disadvantage, because of Canadian law requiring bilingual descriptions, Parkhurst focused on their core market and only printed cards of "Old-Time Greats" and players from the two Canadian teams - the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.
A parallel card set, and the cards were inserted into boxes of Quaker Oats cereal. Known as the Parkhurst Quaker Oats set, the cards are identical to those in the standard set, with the exception of the green print on the card backs. The backs of standard 1955-56 Parkhurst hockey cards contain red lettering.
The key rookie cards in the 1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey Card Set are: #18 Dick Duff and #50 Jacques Plante.
By Dean Hanley
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