1954-55 Topps: Icekings


Icekings

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Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.030
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.030
 
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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 CHRYSTAL8160Thanks go to Lori for this toughie, plus #s 6 & 7
04015400303HARRY HOWELL8241
04015400404JOHNNY WILSON8341
04015400505RED KELLY8403
04015400606REAL CHEVREFILS8250
04015400707BOB ARMSTRONG8341
04015400808GORDIE HOWE8493
04015400909BENNY WOIT8353
040154010010GUMP WORSLEY8420
040154011011ANDY BATHGATE8474
040154012012BUCKY HOLLINGWORTH8321
040154013013RAY TIMGREN8556
040154014014JACK EVANS8354
040154015015PAUL RONTY8473
040154016016GLEN SKOV8439
040154017017GUS MORTSON8606
040154018018DOUG MOHNS8441
040154019019LEO LaBINE8303
040154020020BILL GADSBY8312
040154021021JERRY TOPPAZZINI8375
040154022022WALLY HERGESHEIMER8465
040154023023DANNY LEWICKI8413
040154024024METRO PRYSTAI8391
040154025025FERN FLAMAN8443
040154026026AL ROLLINS960
040154027027MARCEL PRONOVOST8533
040154028028LOU JANKOWSKI8518
040154029029NICK MICKOSKI8495
040154030030FRANK MARTIN8403
040154031031LORNE FERGUSON8303
040154032032CAMILLE HENRY8332
040154033033PETE CONACHER8463
040154034034MARTY PAVELICH8291
040154035035DON McKENNEY8331
040154036036FLEMING MACKELL8353
040154037037JIM HENRY8431
040154038038HAL LAYCOE8503
040154039039ALEX DELVECCHIO8553
040154040040LARRY WILSON960
040154041041ALLAN STANLEY8303
040154042042GEORGE SULLIVAN8362
040154043043JACK McINTYRE8370
040154044044IVAN IRWIN8351
040154045045TONY LESWICK8333
040154046046BOB GOLDHAM8464
040154047047CAL GARDNER8410
040154048048ED SANDFORD8250
040154049049BILL QUACKENBUSH8394
040154050050WARREN GODFREY8373
040154051051TED LINDSAY8454
040154052052EARL REIBEL8375
040154053053DON RALEIGH8284
040154054054BILL MOSIENKO8303
040154055055LARRY POPEIN8200
040154056056EDGAR LAPRADE8240
040154057057BILL DINEEN8210
040154058058TERRY SAWCHUK8233
040154059059MARCEL BONIN8190
040154060060MILT SCHMIDT8131