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    Posted 10 years ago

    MrHockey
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    This is a vintage hockey card Circa 1957 it is in very good condition, I would like to find out where it came from and also the value, I know that we used to find cards and discs in cereal boxes etc...

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    1. Ghost1227, 10 years ago
      The card was manufactured by Parkhurst Products in 1958-1959 and is number 38 of 50 in the set. Parkhurst is a Canadian manufacture who primarily made ice hockey cards. Their first cards were released in 1951 and were the number one manufacture in the market until Topps took the spot after just over a decade.

      Maurice Richard was a Canadian ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. He was known for being the most prolific scorer of his era, becoming the first to score 500 goals in a career, as well as the first to achieve 50 goals in 50 games (1944-1945 season). When he retired he had amassed 544 goals in the regular season, 82 in playoffs and led the league in goals five times. He had 421 assists for a total of 965 points in 978 games.

      I'm not a card appraiser, so I'm not going to give you any idea of the value of that particular card, but I will say I've seen that card in particular go for enough that it would be well worth your time to have it professionally appraised.
    2. brianguy brianguy, 9 years ago
      great looking card. take it to the most respected sports card dealer in your area and ask him to appraise it and how much to have it graded by PSA or Beckett (most cities or areas there are only 1 or 2 knowledgeable dealers left these days). it's almost impossible to judge properly just from the photo, but without any serious flaws yours could be worth up to $200. it looks like you probably are o.k., though I sense minor imperfections and the bottom left corner may be the most concerning. don't try to mess around with any of it. keep it in a holder (a small plastic ziplock sealed, folded over and scotch taped down will make a fine temporary holder until you can get one from a dealer). let a pro put it in for you, many nice cards have been ruined or diminished this way.

      condition is everything with this one, like most vintage cards. let us know how it turns out, I'm excited to hear.
    3. brianguy brianguy, 9 years ago
      by the way, Rocket Richard was so great, they named the annual NHL goal scoring trophy after him a few years ago. his brother Henri I believe has his name on the Stanley Cup even more times. took a picture of Rocket's plaque in the Hall of Fame in Toronto a few months back. very cool stuff

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