Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A few more 53-54 Parkies - 5 to be precise

I have had these cards for an eternity and have just had no time to share them. My 53-54 project has been stalled a little lately as I have been working on a few other things but my love and desire is still strong with this set. These 5 cards bring my total up to 24 out of 105 which isn't too bad especially considering I have the Horton, Schmidt, Delvecchio and a few other higher BV cards.

However, some of the cards in this post aren't big names and may resemble a playing card with the roundness of the corners. Nevertheless, here they are:

#84 Gerry Couture
 Here is Gerry putting some pressure on the net. Love the old-time skates, and Gerry was quite the scorer in the minors, but did have his A-game during the 1950 Stanley Cup playoffs where he lead the Red Wings in scoring with 9 points and won a Stanley Cup.

#3 Gord Hannigan
 Gord would only appear on NHL cardboard three times, this is his second year card. He played 4 part seasons with the Leafs before disappearing from the NHL.

#77 Jim McFadden
This former Buckaroo won the 1947-48 Calder Trophy as NHL top rookie with a decent 48 points in 60 games and beat out players like Red Kelly and Metro Prystai for the award. Jim would never top those totals over the next 6 seasons but did finish with a respectable pro career including 100 regular season goals and 226 points in 412 games. Jim also won a cup with Gerry in Detroit. 

#69 Jim Peters
More Black Hawks! Like Jim and Gerry, this Jim won a cup with Detroit in 1950 and was actually shipped to Detroit in a trade with a few others guys (George Gee, Clare Raglan etc.) for a player to be named later and some cash(apparently 75G's). Jim does have to his credit 3 Stanley Cups (2 with Detroit '50, '54 and 1 with Montreal in '46).

#68 Don Raleigh
Here is another for the set and my PC. Old Bones can be seen striking this same pose here and here. The addition of this card makes 24 for this set and leaves me only two cards short of a set of Don Raleigh cards from his playing days. I am still missing his 54-55 Parkhurst and 54-55 Topps.

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