1954-55 Topps: Icekings


Icekings

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Rank 6
GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 8.098
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.098
 
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About this set: Arguably the most attractive hockey set ever. I had always dreamed of owning this set in high grade. The first step in making the dream a reality was the purchase of a completely-graded set from Mastro Auctions in August 2005. That set had 34 PSA 8 and 26 PSA 7, including, naturally, most of the low-pop cards. My goal was to complete it in PSA 8. I knew it would be difficult, and not cheap, but I expected it to take longer than it did. It also ran into more expense than I dreamed of, but looking back, in light of the tremendous growth in interest in this set, that initial purchase was a bargain. My goal was reached in September 2007 with the final upgrade, the elusive Marcel Bonin. I even managed to pick up a couple of PSA 9 along the way. Ebay played a key role, of course, but the two toughest 'commons', Bonin and Bob Chrystal, took the help of a few private sellers. Thanks go to Dennis and Lori, and all the eBayers, that made it possible. All that's left now is the hunt for more 9s.

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Icekings
ImageSpec No.Card#ItemGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
04015400101DICK GAMBLE8211
04015400202BOB CHRYSTAL8190Thanks go to Lori for this toughie, plus #s 6 & 7
04015400303HARRY HOWELL8251
04015400404JOHNNY WILSON8361
04015400505RED KELLY8413
04015400606REAL CHEVREFILS8250
04015400707BOB ARMSTRONG8371
04015400808GORDIE HOWE8523
04015400909BENNY WOIT8354
040154010010GUMP WORSLEY8441
040154011011ANDY BATHGATE8484
040154012012BUCKY HOLLINGWORTH8372
040154013013RAY TIMGREN8597
040154014014JACK EVANS8394
040154015015PAUL RONTY8493
040154016016GLEN SKOV84510
040154017017GUS MORTSON8626
040154018018DOUG MOHNS8482
040154019019LEO LaBINE8333
040154020020BILL GADSBY8333
040154021021JERRY TOPPAZZINI8406
040154022022WALLY HERGESHEIMER8475
040154023023DANNY LEWICKI8414
040154024024METRO PRYSTAI8402
040154025025FERN FLAMAN8473
040154026026AL ROLLINS960
040154027027MARCEL PRONOVOST8553
040154028028LOU JANKOWSKI8528
040154029029NICK MICKOSKI8506
040154030030FRANK MARTIN8414
040154031031LORNE FERGUSON8325
040154032032CAMILLE HENRY8342
040154033033PETE CONACHER8483
040154034034MARTY PAVELICH8301
040154035035DON McKENNEY8341
040154036036FLEMING MACKELL8354
040154037037JIM HENRY8441
040154038038HAL LAYCOE8533
040154039039ALEX DELVECCHIO8593
040154040040LARRY WILSON960
040154041041ALLAN STANLEY8324
040154042042GEORGE SULLIVAN8373
040154043043JACK McINTYRE8381
040154044044IVAN IRWIN8381
040154045045TONY LESWICK8344
040154046046BOB GOLDHAM8494
040154047047CAL GARDNER8430
040154048048ED SANDFORD8281
040154049049BILL QUACKENBUSH8424
040154050050WARREN GODFREY8414
040154051051TED LINDSAY8475
040154052052EARL REIBEL8396
040154053053DON RALEIGH8295
040154054054BILL MOSIENKO8285
040154055055LARRY POPEIN8210
040154056056EDGAR LAPRADE8250
040154057057BILL DINEEN8231
040154058058TERRY SAWCHUK8233
040154059059MARCEL BONIN8182
040154060060MILT SCHMIDT8131