In my recent five-card eBay Parkhurst pick-up, I grabbed a card that instantly became the oldest goalie card in my entire collection. Check it out!
For those who are not hockey card collectors and may not know, these early Parkhurst releases are a smaller sized card. Think early '50s Bowman baseball. Their inaugural set was the 1951-52 release, so this card is actually from the second major Parkhurst set ever released. It's actually my third card from this set overall, all Bruins.
As for the subject, Henry was a goalie at the NHL level for many years throughout the 1940s and 1950s, playing for a few different franchises (and there weren't that many back then!). He's probably most well known for an infamous photograph where he's shown (with a black eye) shaking hands with (a bloodied) Maurice Richard after a game 7 during the 1952 Stanley Cup Playoffs:
So, while not the overall oldest card in my hockey collection, this is absolutely now my oldest goalie card. How about you? What are some of the oldest cards in your personal collection? Have you had them a long time, or are they more recent pickups? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below, and thanks as always for stopping by!
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Not sure which is more amazing, the card or that photo. Both are just top notch.
That is a beauty! I need more Parkies.
As for my oldest cards... Baseball it's 1951, Hockey & Football it's mid-1950's, and I've got some non-sport cards from the 1930's.
Nice pickup! The oldest hockey card in my collection is about 20 years newer than this one, but the oldest card of any sport is my Nap Rucker tobacco card from 1911.
That photograph is awesome! I just watched a YT video about the Bruins/Canadiens rivalry. It was very interesting... but it focused on the modern drama between the two teams.
As for the oldest card in my collection... I'm not exactly sure. I have a few tobacco cards from the early 1900's. I might even have a non-sport card from the late 1800's. I'd have to sit down and look them up.
I really like that Parkhurst card.
My oldest baseball cards are 2 T206s, and my oldest card period is a non-sports card from 1887.
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