Tough grades: 1955-56 Parkies #4 George Armstrong

Posted on 1st November 2012 by hockeymedia in 2012-13,TOUGH GRADES | Tags: ,

NHL1955-56 PARKIES #4 GEORGE ARMSTRONG40 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

NHLThe 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.

Read more / view checklist: 1956-56 Parkies

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%).

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