Parkhurst Hockey Cards
were manufactured by Parkhurst Products
, a Canadian
manufacturer of sports cards
. Their cards were primarily for ice hockey
but also featured Canadian wrestlers. Based in Toronto, Ontario
, Parkhurst produced its first hockey cards in 1951 and continued for over a decade as the primary cardmaker for that sport before ceding the market to Topps
Although Parkhurst was a very popular brand in Canada, it only had the rights to produce cards of the Detroit Red Wings
, Montreal Canadiens
and Toronto Maple Leafs
. In some years, it only had the rights to produce cards featuring players from Montreal and Toronto and the sets for any given year could consist of fewer than 70 cards.
After disappearing in the 1960s, the brand was resuscitated in 1991 by Dr. Brian H. Price who tried unsuccessfully to acquire an NHL license. As a last resort to bring the historic brand back, he licensed Parkhurst to Pro Set Inc.
, a Dallas based hockey card manufacturer. After the hockey card explosion of 1990–91, Parkhurst cards were back in the marketplace. Now promoted as a premium brand of cards, there were three different series available. Series I and Series II were available in both English and French and featured the rookie cards of players such as Dominik Hasek
and John LeClair
. The 1991–92 Update Set was the final release of the year and was the most valuable of all three sets. One of the key rookie cards of that set was of Bill Guerin. Of note, the cases of Parkhurst... Read More