Thursday, May 10, 2012

Parkhurst Project - A Six Pack of Habs

A while back, I mentioned that I would be buying my 11/12 Score set, rather than doing it through packs and trades. Well I think it is about time to share what I did with the 100 bucks instead of buying three boxes and then painfully trading and tracking down base cards. The set cost me a whopping 26 bucks plus 15 shipping. So, for 41 bones I got a complete set from 1-548. That is all the base cards and the 48 rookies that are SP'ed. That left me with 59 dollars to spend on other cards. Well 30 of those 59 dollars went toward this lot purchase. I must warn you, the cards aren't pretty for the most part. I think one would grade VG+ and the rest would fall in the Fair or Poor range. But, they Habs cards usually are a little more sought after, so to land 6 at 5 bucks a piece isn't too shabby either. Here they are!

Paul Masnick
 Creases and rounded corners, check. Tape, check. Nice colouring, the only plus about this card. Paul's NHL career was pretty short, 232 games, but his pro career was quite long, 13 seasons. During his stay in the NHL, Paul scored 18 goals and had 42 assists for 60 points. Most of those points came in the 53-54 season where he had 26 points in 50 games.

Ross Lowe
 Definitely a sad story here. The nicest card of the batch, features a player who died just after winning the AHL MVP award. Ross Lowe won the Les Cunningham Award in the 54-55 season after 82 points in 60 games and then drown that summer while vacationing with his family. He was 26 years old when he died.

Gerry Doc Couture
 Gerry had a pretty decent NHL career with 385 games, 86 goals, 70 assists and 156 points. Gerry is best known for being a member of the 50 Stanley Cup winning Detroit Red Wings. During that post season, Gerry had 9 points including 5 goals in 14 playoff games.

Floyd Curry
 Floyd maybe the most famous of all the players in this lot. Curry won 10 Stanley Cup rings including 4 as a player and all with the Canadiens. He played a total of 601 games with the Habs and during that time he put up 105 career goals, and 204 points.

    Paul Meger
 Paul Meger was similar to Ross Lowe in the sense that his career was cut short before it really took off. In the case of Paul, it was a nasty skate to the temple that would eventually require surgery to repair the skull fracture that would end his career. He was also only 26 and unfortunately would never play hockey again.

       Jim Bud MacPherson

This card could be in the roughest shape of ANY card in the set so far. As a player, he was a rugged stay at home defenseman and his career was primarily in the minors. He did win a Cup with the Habs and made an appearance in the 1953 All-Star game.


Card # 2, 6, 8, 12, 17, 18 and # 18-23 of my set

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Cost of the Card:

30.00 with shipping

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