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Old 11-15-2014, 10:38 AM
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Congratulations on your pickup. I'm working on Topps sets from the 60s if you have anything there you want to trade away....
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:04 PM
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I agree that this set is one of the nicest ever produced however there are two extremely important items missing. The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadians. What were they thinking? The two teams that won 18 (9 Each) of the 27 Cups after the NHL contracted from 8 teams to 6 in the 40's. Can you imagine the value of this set if they had all 6 teams!!!!!!!
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:05 AM
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[quote=LuckyLarry;1342100]What's not to like about this set? Nice BIG cards, beautiful fronts AND backs, and only 60 cards in the set! And the only card I need to complete my set, is somewhere between here and Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada. A beat up and trashed Gordie Howe RC.

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I totally agree, one of the truly great sets. Although, my favorite 50's set would have to be the 57-58 Parkhurst. It has Plante's best card, and I would call it one of the most aesthetically pleasing cards ever made.
My ONE pet peeve, and I know this is nitpicking... But I'm not a fan of calling the 54-55 Topps Howe his ROOKIE. It's his first Topps card, nothing more.
Then again, this could be said for a number of cards, the biggest that comes to mind is obviously Mantle's '52 Topps.
....just my opinion.

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Old 11-17-2014, 08:54 PM
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I agree that this set is one of the nicest ever produced however there are two extremely important items missing. The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadians. What were they thinking? The two teams that won 18 (9 Each) of the 27 Cups after the NHL contracted from 8 teams to 6 in the 40's. Can you imagine the value of this set if they had all 6 teams!!!!!!!
Topps did not have the rights to those two teams in '54-55.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:16 PM
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With this cold front pushing south, Gordie picked up a nice tailwind and showed up at my house today Frank billwinkle I have no duplicates sorry your cards look very very nice! I paid "full book" for this Gordie Howe RC (adjusted for condition of course). $43 plus $20 shipping $63 total or just a touch less than 4% NM value. At least the online guide I use says NM $1600 for this card.
As I complete my 50s and 60s Topps hockey sets I've been buying lots of cards from Canada. I still don't understand Canadas shipping charges but I was fully aware $20 would be charged for this auction I'm sure it chased some bidders away.
Next up my 1957 Topps hockey set I need sixteen cards to complete.
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I got this one with four other lower grade 54 topps incl Worsley for just 16.00. Im poor, don't buy many cards, but just love the set and card, like u do yours sir
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:03 PM
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I am only 8 cards from a graded set!!! Love this set so much
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:47 PM
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Does anybody know the reason why Montreal and Toronto were not included in the 1954 Topps Hockey set? Joel
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:46 AM
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Hi Joel,

Topps only had the rights to the 4 American based teams, while Parkhurst had the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs. This situation continued until Parkhurst dropped out after the 1963-64 season and Topps then had all 6 teams. I remember reading in an interview that the owner of Parkhurst felt that the cost for the rights had gotten too expensive so he let Topps go it alone. I hope that helps.

I have always wondered why none of the 6 expansion teams were printed in the 1967 set. Does anyone know?

Thanks,

Jeff
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:42 PM
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I agree, this is a great set!

5 down, 55 to go - looking for your beat-up duplicates.

Best,
Ed
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