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  • Writer's pictureJosh Madigan

1951-63 Parkhurst Hockey Cards Master Class with Jeremy Lee

On episode 51 of the Hockey Cards Gongshow podcast, we were thrilled to be joined by Jeremy Lee (@jl_sportscardslive) for the second of our Hockey Cards Master Class series; The 1951-63 Parkhurst Hockey Cards Run.

Jeremy starts with the 1951 Parkhurst hockey cards set, which is the first year that the Canadian confectionery company produced hockey cards. This year's set included cards for all six original NHL teams; the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Candiens, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings. The 1951 Parkhurst hockey set includes legendary rookie cards for Gordie Howe (Mr. Hockey), Maurice (Rocket) Richard, and Terry Sawchuk.

This 1951 Parkhurst Gordie Howe rookie graded SGC 9 Mint sold for $108,000 USD in October 2022 via Goldin Auction.

Jeremy proceeds to go year-by-year through the Parkhurst hockey cards run, detailing some of his favorite cards like the 1952 Parkhurst Tim Horton rookie that features a beautifully painted card with Tim in a crouching, almost attack position and onto 1953 Parkhurst hockey that features the legendary Jean Beliveau rookie card of the Montreal Canadiens.

Pictured here is the 1952 Parkhurst Tim Horton rookie card graded PSA 8 Near Mint - Mint for the Toronto Maple Leafs that sold in November 2022 for $10,500 USD via the PWCC Weekly Auction.

These are just a few of the amazing vintage hockey cards chronicled by Jeremy Lee in his 60 minute Master Class of the entire 1951-63 Parkhurst Hockey Card Run. This is a podcast episode that you do not want to miss if you have a love for the hockey card hobby and want to learn more about its vintage roots.

And if you missed our first Hockey Cards Master Class, be sure to listen the Hockey Cards Gongshow podcast Episode 35 where The Sports Card Cartel (@sportscardcartel) gave an amazing overview and deep dive into 1980's O-Pee-Chee hockey cards and sets.

About the Hockey Cards Gongshow podcast

The Hockey Cards Gongshow Podcast is a hockey cards focused podcast that takes an in-depth look into the current state of the hockey cards market, rising players and their card values, and new hockey card releases.

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