|Cards measure 2" x 2.25", similar to 1951 Bowman|
In addition to hockey and wrestling, Parkhurst made this single Canadian baseball set, produced in partnership with Frostade, a competitor to Kool-Aid. It features players from 3 International League teams, all of whom had MLB affiliations at the time: Montreal Royals (Brooklyn Dodgers), Ottawa Athletics (Philadelphia A's), and the Toronto Maple Leafs (St. Louis Browns).
The Parkhurst 100-card checklist includes several notable players, including future Dodgers Walt Alston, Tommy Lasorda, Jim Gilliam, and Johnny Podres. A "middle series" (#27-48) asks quiz questions or shows playing tips like "gripping the bat" and "catcher's stance" instead of actual ballplayers. (They also prove less popular with collectors.)
Hey kids! Guns! Just give a quarter to "Mr. Butch"on Duke Street and he'll set you up. (It's amazing how sketchy this all sounds, just a few generations later.)
Value: Jennings cost me about $5 on eBay. The Dodger stars cost $20 and up, depending on condition.
Fakes / reprints: Haven't seen any in the marketplace.
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