Saturday, November 05, 2016

1991-92 Parkhurst Hockey Series 1

Parkhurst produced one of earliest hockey cards in the hobby. They got back in the game giving their license to Pro Set with this debut set. This is series 1. Let's open this pack.
186 - Geoff Courtnall - has premium feel with crisp photography. The player's name lined sideways on the left with a logo at bottom. Back of card has picture of player's head with stats of their career and small material along Parkhurst watermark. You know what's missing? Team logos.
60 - Rob Brown
 58 - Kay Whitmore - strangely one of cards pictured on wax box and above Hall of Famer Larry Robinson. Had journeyman career and known for allowing two goals from half rink distance both from Bill Houlder in back-to-back AHL championship games. He's currently working for NHL as goalie consultant enforcing the size and regulations on goalie pads.
86 - Shayne Corson - three-time All-Star battled ulcerative colitis and panic attacks
111 - Patrick Flatley
173 - Gary Leeman  - once scored 50 goals in a season. Never achieved same success after that.
163 - Wayne Presley
122 - Mike Gartner - Hall of Famer got the short stick when Rangers traded him to Maple Leafs before the deadline. Rangers would go on win Stanley Cup that year.
142 - Kip Miller
123 - Mike Ricci
124 - Rod Brind'Amour - part of Flyers Leigon of Doom line in the mid-90s.
20 - Thomas Forslund
PHC1 - Gordie Howe - this is part of Parkhurst Collectibles subset. The late legendary Mr. Hockey who was all-time leader in goals before Wayne Gretzky broke it.

 They got the photography but retro design looks ok-ish. Pro Set would produced one more Parkhurst set before going under. Parkhurst license would bounce around into late 2000.


Anonymous said...

Rod Brind'Amour was not part of the Legion of Doom line. It was Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg.

Bryan said...

I just loved this set as a kid. My favorite card was the Rob Pearson Rookie. I even had the French version. Nice pack!