1954-55 PARKIES #3 JEAN BÉLIVEAU • 40 CARDS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 3 • 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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1954-55 PARKIES #3
The 1954-55 Parkies hockey set (also known as 1954-55 Parkhurst) featured 100 cards. Each five-cent pack included four (facsimile) “autographed” cards and a stick of giant hockey gum. 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, 136 copies of the 1954-55 Parkies #3 card (Jean Béliveau) had been submitted to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA). Of the 136 cards submitted, only 10 copies were graded “8″ or better (just 7.35%). In 2011-12, 14 new copies had been submitted, none of which were graded “8″ or better.
Overall, the 1954-55 Parkies hockey set average was 57.9 copies submitted per card, but with an average of 12.9 copies graded “8″ or better (approximately 22.2%).