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Tough grades: 1958-59 Topps #1 Bob Armstrong

Posted on 22nd November 2012 by hockeymedia in 2012-13,TOUGH GRADES | Tags: ,

NHL1958-59 TOPPS #1 BOB ARMSTRONG40 CARDS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 9 • 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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1958-59 TOPPS #1

NHLThe 1958-59 Topps hockey set (also known as 1958-59 O-Pee-Chee) featured 66 cards. These cards were printed in the United States.

Read more / view checklist: 1958-59 Topps

As of Sep. 1, 2012, only 54 copies of the 1958-59 Topps #1 card (Bob Armstrong) had been submitted to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA). Of the 54 cards submitted, only three copies were graded “8″ or better (just 5.56%). In 2011-12, four new copies had been submitted, one of which was graded “8″ or better.

Overall, the 1958-59 Topps hockey set average was 63.1 copies submitted per card, but with an average of 16.1 copies graded “8″ or better (approximately 25.5%).

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