1955-56 PARKIES #4 GEORGE ARMSTRONG • 40 CARDS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 6 • 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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1955-56 PARKIES #4
The 1955-56 Parkies hockey set (also known as 1955-56 Parkhurst) featured 79 cards. Printed in Canada, each five-cent pack included four picture cards and a stick of 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, only 41 copies of the 1955-56 Parkies #4 card (George Armstrong) had been submitted to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA). Of the 41 cards submitted, no copies were graded “8″ or better (just 10%). In 2011-12, two new copies had been submitted, none of which were graded “8″ or better.
Overall, the 1955-56 Parkies hockey set average was 56.6 copies submitted per card, but with an average of 9.6 copies graded “8″ or better (approximately 17%).