1954-55 TOPPS #45 TONY LESWICK • 40 CARDS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 24 • 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.
The Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide is an all-in-one hockey collector’s price guide that features everything and anything from hockey cards, stickers and bobbles to autographs, game-used jerseys and sticks.
Presented by The Want List, the Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide serves as the ultimate source for pre-1990 checklists and pricing information. Complete checklists for all standard hockey collector sets as well as many regional and team-issued sets are included in this edition. Also included are auction results for game-used memorabilia such as jerseys, masks, skates and sticks.
1954-55 TOPPS #45
The 1954-55 Topps hockey set featured 60 cards. Five-cent packs included six cards and a stick of bubble gum; one-cent packs included one card and a stick of bubble gum. Cards were made and printed in U.S.A. by Topps Chewing Gum Inc.
As of Sep. 1, 2012, 414 copies of the 1954-55 Topps #45 card (Tony Leswick) had been submitted to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA). Of the 414 cards submitted, only 34 copies were graded “8″ or better (just 8.2%). In 2011-12, 17 new copies had been submitted, one of which was graded “8″ or better.
Overall, the 1954-55 Topps hockey set average was 191 copies submitted per card, but with an average of 37.5 copies graded “8″ or better (approximately 19.63%).