1953-54 PARKIES #50 GORDIE HOWE • 40 CARDS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 30 • Every Thursday throughout the 2012-13 hockey season, we look at a so-called “tough grade” hockey card from the 1950s and 1960s. For those vintage collectors, be sure to pick up your copy of the Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide at your favourite hockey collector store. You can also purchase your copy online via theWantList.ca.
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1953-54 PARKIES #50
The 1953-54 Parkies hockey set (also known as 1953-54 Parkhurst) featured 100 cards. Cards were sold in packs with Parkies giant hockey gum (four cards per pack). Cards were printed by Parkhurst Products Limited of Toronto, Canada. Collectors could store their collection in the Parkies NHL Hockey Album.
As of Sep. 1, 2012, 198 copies of the 1953-54 Parkies #50 card (Gordie Howe) had been submitted to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA). Of the 198 cards submitted, only 15 copies were graded “8″ or better (just 7.58%). In 2011-12, 11 new copies had been submitted, one of which was graded “8″ or better.
Overall, the 1953-54 Parkies hockey set average was 68.8 copies submitted per card, but with an average of 19.8 copies graded “8″ or better (approximately 28.75%).