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1952 to 1954 Topps and Parkhurst Hockey Set Collection (3 sets, 224 cards)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,500

Presented are three very attractive near-complete sets of hockey cards issued by Topps and Parkhurst during the early 1950s. Each set is loaded with Hall of Famers and stars, including Gordie Howe, Terry Sawchuk, Ted Lindsay, and Milt Schmidt. Hockey cards are much rarer than their baseball counterparts, and complete or near-complete sets are offered with much less frequency as a result. These three sets are part of an extensive hockey-card collection consigned to this auction and assembled over a period of many years by a dedicated collector. We have selected nine cards to be graded by SGC. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1952-1953 Parkhurst (73/105 cards): Missing #1-4, 6, 8-12, 38, 47, 50, 51, 53, 57, 58, 62, 65, 68, 72-74, 80, 82, 91-93, 96-98, and 104 for completion. Condition is 40% Ex, 27% Vg-Ex, and 33% Vg (including a few lesser). Keys: #14 Harvey (Vg+), 59 Lumley (Gd), 67 Kelly (Vg), 70 Schmidt (Ex), 86 Sawchuk (EX 60), 87 Lindsay (Vg+), 88 Howe (VG+ 45), and 105 Hassard (Vg-Ex). 2) 1954-1955 Parkhurst (93/100 cards): Missing #1, 37, 44, 52, 65, 67, and 88 for completion. Condition is 85% Vg-Ex to Ex and 15% Vg (with some lesser, including a few with possible slight trimming). Keys: #2 Moore (Vg-Ex), 3 Beliveau (possible slight trim, otherwise Gd/Vg), 7 Richard (VG/EX+ 55), 8 Geoffrion (Ex), 14 Harvey (Ex), 24 Armstrong (Ex), 31 Horton (Vg-Ex+), 33 Sawchuk (EX+ 70), 36 Delvecchio (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex+), 41 Howe (VG/EX 50), 42 Kelly (PSA GOOD 2), 46 Lindsay (Vg-Ex), 70 Howell (Ex), 92 Lumley Stops (Fr), 96 Terry Boots (Vg-Ex+), 97 Plante/Bouchard (Vg), and 99 Plante Foils (Vg-Ex). 3) 1954-1955 Topps (58/60 cards): Missing #8 and 58 for completion. Overall condition is Ex to Ex-Mt, with nine Vg to Vg-Ex, one Gd, and four with possible traces of added color. Keys: #1 Gamble (Vg-Ex+), 3 Howell (Vg-Ex+), 5 Kelly (EX/NM+ 82), 10 Worsley (EX/NM 80), 11 Bathgate (Vg), 18 Mohns (Ex+), 20 Gadsby (Ex), 39 Delvecchio (Ex), 41 Stanley (Ex-Mt), 49 Quackenbush (Ex), 51 Lindsay (EX 60), and 60 Schmidt (Vg). Almost all of the cards in this collection are bright and crisp, and many of the lesser-graded examples present better than their technically accurate assigned grades. Each of these near-complete sets provides an outstanding foundation for the assembly of high-quality complete sets of these popular 1950s hockey issues. Total: 3 sets, 224 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $4,500


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