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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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Happy Birthday Mr. Hockey!

Gordie Howe turns 86 today, which means that he has now been retired (34 years) for as long as his NHL/WHA career actually took to play (1946-80). The most famous card of Gordie is probably his RC.  One that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Landing a whale so white it’s basically clear

I’d like to say this card is hockey’s Andy Pafko, but it really isn’t.  The 1951-52 Elmer Lach is Andy Pafko.  If anything, this card is worse.  It’s also the first card in a set and prone to getting bashed, … Continue reading

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Never too late for a Gordie

Happy 84th birthday, big guy!  Here’s to continued health and good fortune. I’m a little late to the party, but at least it isn’t midnight yet.  It’s still technically the birthday. Gordie Howe’s story isn’t unfamiliar to much of anyone.  … Continue reading

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Gee, Woody, more old-school Parkie minis!

Do they count as minis if this was the standard size of the set?  Probably not.  They’re small, though. 1952-53 is one of my favourite sets.  I say this about a lot of sets, but if there were only four … Continue reading

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