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1952-53 Parkhurst

1952-53 Parkhurst

Act two for the young card brand, 1952-53 Parkhurst Hockey is headlined by the Tim Horton rookie card, plus other notable cards for some all-time NHL greats.

For its second hockey set, Parkhurst made some changes. One interesting tidbit is that the wrappers were actually uncut sheets of cards with blank backs.

1952-53 Parkhurst Hockey Set Details
Among several tweaks, the 1952-53 Parkhurst Hockey cards are slightly larger compared to the 1951-52 set. In addition, the pictures were improved and information was added to the backs. The set size, however, remained constant at 105 cards.

There were two basic designs for 1952-53 Parkhurst Hockey card fronts. On-ice photos include their natural rink backgrounds, while posed player pictures feature a solid background of two colors divided by a diagonal line. A facsimile autograph appears on the picture and a white border surrounds the card.

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Backs are oriented horizontally with the card number inside a black box in the left corner. The player's name, position and team run across the top. Some vital stats and a biography in English follow, along with statistics from the previous season. A black box at the bottom contains a send-in offer for an album to hold the entire set.

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1952-53 Parkhurst Hockey cards are just under 2x3 inches in size and contain players from all six NHL teams. Although teammates are generally grouped together, only the Boston Bruins are given their own subset. While the action shots are similar to the design of the 1953-54 Parkhurst Hockey cards, they can be easily distinguished by their backs and smaller size.

The Tim Horton rookie card is the big draw for 1952-53 Parkhurst Hockey. Non-rookies of Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard are the other important cards. Additional rookies of note include George Armstrong, Dickie Moore and Leo Boivin.

Key 1952-53 Parkhurst Hockey Cards:
Tim Horton RC #58
Gordie Howe #88
Maurice Richard #1
Terry Sawchuk #86
Dickie Moore RC #10
Doug Harvey #14

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