Category Archives: Parkhurst

Collecting vintage when you cheer for an expansion team

It’s not a great hardship in the grand scheme of things, but one irritant of collecting vintage baseball is that my team is missing.  I finished the OPC sets after 1977 ages ago and at the moment I’m working on … Continue reading

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PLAYOFFS!!1 (1954-style) and sorta Elvis.

I’ve recovered (sort of) from the Leafs’ traumatic collapse loss event that shall go unmentioned and I’m coping by paying attention to baseball through at least the end of this round.  Still, most of the stuff that has been appearing … Continue reading

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Charity trivia contest – prize list

Hi all, A couple of hockey bloggers are taking part in charity runs and thus have fundraising efforts.  I’m trying to help them out and, as such, have devised a little contest.  I’ve gone through my boxes of stuff and … Continue reading

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Another birthday – Gordie’s 85th

I missed the day for Bobby Orr last week, but I won’t miss this one.  Gordie Howe is 85 this weekend.  That doesn’t make me feel old as Gordie was always old (whereas Bobby Orr is perpetually young and the … Continue reading

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Contest? Contest. Clue #2. Everyone needs a Norm. (Updated – winner!)

Clue #2 took more thought than I expected that it should – primarily because I was really in love with clue #3 and wanted to make sure I’d get to post it.  Seeing how fast my first contest ended and … Continue reading

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King is fit to be tied

King Clancy is shown here during his three-year stint as coach of the Maple Leafs.  He took over from Joe Primeau after 1952-53 and inherited a team that was quickly forgetting how to score.  Most of the big names of … Continue reading

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Joy of a Completed Set – 1963-64 Parkhurst Part 3

These are the last 35 cards of the set, plus one dupe I’m hanging onto because it’s interesting.  The cards comprise the standup/full-body poses of Montreal and Toronto, less the first four Leafs who were in the last post.  The … Continue reading

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Joy of a Completed Set – 1963-64 Parkhurst Part 2

That Leaf post the other day generated about 20% of all the page views that I’ve ever had at this place.  It was quite the day.  I should probably write that sort of thing more often.  🙂 This post will … Continue reading

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Joy of a Completed Set – 1963-64 Parkhurst Part 1

I went to the Toronto Spring Expo with a very short list and one particular goal in mind – to finally put the 1963-64 Parkhurst set to bed.  This was the second of the two sets I thought I would … Continue reading

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1963-64 Parkhurst – and then there were two

When I last looked at it, the 1963-64 Parkhurst set was down to five cards that were missing (and a pair that needed upgrading).  An opportune pickup has dropped the number of missing cards down to two.  It could have … Continue reading

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