Category Archives: Parkhurst

The best Toronto Expo yet (1971 baseball everywhere!)

The blog went dormant for a long time.  There are myriad reasons for this, most notably that I’ve been absurdly busy, but just as important is that for most of this year, I’ve been poking away at the 1971 high … Continue reading

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A successful spring expo

A week ago today, the Toronto Spring Expo started.  I only get to two card shows per year – this one and the Fall one.  They’re excellent shows but I attend them specifically for two reasons: they are accessible (not … Continue reading

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Joy of a completed page – 1952-53 Parkhurst

I got my first 1952-53 Parkhurst in late summer, 1983, from a little card shop in Burlington, ON.  We had just moved to the province and part of the consolation prize was the sudden availability of vintage card shops the … Continue reading

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Sometimes a large head is just a large head

Many a post has been devoted to the joy of badly-airbrushed cards.  Somewhat fewer have been devoted to the not-uncommon hockey practice of cutting the head off one picture in order to mount it on another.  This was really common in … Continue reading

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Another Expo in the books

The Spring and Fall Expos are three days of card-filled fun and frolic of which I get to experience the first 90 minutes – if I’m lucky.  As such, I need a fairly specific plan when I get there just … Continue reading

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The hero before the hero

63 years ago today (three score and three?), Bill Barilko scored the Cup-winning goal in the 1951 Stanley Cup Final.  It was an OT goal against Habs goalie Gerry McNeil and was captured on this card.  Barilko, of course, died … Continue reading

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Making quota – 1953 Parkhurst

I changed my vintage approach last year and liked it so much that I’ve kept it for this year.  Normally, I’d plug away at a small number of sets that needed upgrading or finishing and not really approach anything else until I … Continue reading

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