Here is the 11th card in my quest for the 53-54 Parkhurst set. Without a doubt, this is the nicest card condition wise to date. Slight rounding on the corners and that is all. The surface is amazing, nice gloss and no indentations or bumps. I almost wondered if this card was a reprint.
However, when you look at the back, the paper is aged nicely and it is clearly original.
53-54 Parkhurst #60 Jack Stoddard
I am not sure why he didn't get much of a shot, his 25 points in 52-53 was pretty decent by standards back in the day and he scored 30+ goals twice in the AHL before his NHL debut. I guess it was just that tough to make it in the big leagues back in the Original 6.
This card certainly is a GEM in my eyes and it is nice that some of my cards in this set won't be in rough condition.