1952 Parkhurst Football Cards

There are 100 cards in the 1952 Parkhurst Canadian football set: 81 player cards and 19 "How to Play Football" cards. (Card number 3, "Football Equipment," includes the all-important jockstrap!) The 81 player cards picture players from the four Interprovincial Rugby Football Union teams: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Hamilton. In 1958, these four teams would form the East Division of the Canadian Football League.

The 1952 Parkhurst set contains a number of errors, mostly misspelled names. There is no card number 62, but there are two cards with number 58. They are marked 58A and 58B below.

A huge thanks to Larry Oleskiw for providing the images for this set.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1952 Parkhurst Watch the Games 1952 Parkhurst 1 Watch the Games
1952 Parkhurst Teamwork 1952 Parkhurst 2 Teamwork
1952 Parkhurst Football Equipment 1952 Parkhurst 3 Football Equipment
1952 Parkhurst Hang onto the Ball 1952 Parkhurst 4 Hang onto the Ball
1952 Parkhurst The Head On Tackle 1952 Parkhurst 5 The Head On Tackle
1952 Parkhurst The Football Field 1952 Parkhurst 6 The Football Field
1952 Parkhurst The Lineman 1952 Parkhurst 7 The Lineman's Stance
1952 Parkhurst Centre 1952 Parkhurst 8 Centre's Spiral Pass
1952 Parkhurst The Lineman 1952 Parkhurst 9 The Lineman
1952 Parkhurst The Place Kick 1952 Parkhurst 10 The Place Kick
1952 Parkhurst The Cross-Body Block 1952 Parkhurst 11 The Cross-Body Block
1952 Parkhurst T Formation 1952 Parkhurst 12 T Formation
1952 Parkhurst Falling on the Ball 1952 Parkhurst 13 Falling on the Ball
1952 Parkhurst The Throw 1952 Parkhurst 14 The Throw
1952 Parkhurst Breaking from Tackle 1952 Parkhurst 15 Breaking from Tackle
1952 Parkhurst How to Catch a Pass 1952 Parkhurst 16 How to Catch a Pass
1952 Parkhurst The Punt 1952 Parkhurst 17 The Punt
1952 Parkhurst Shifting the Ball 1952 Parkhurst 18 Shifting the Ball
1952 Parkhurst Penalty Signals 1952 Parkhurst 19 Penalty Signals
1952 Parkhurst Leslie Ascott 1952 Parkhurst 20 Leslie Ascott Toronto Argonauts guard, tackle
1952 Parkhurst Robert Marshall 1952 Parkhurst 21 Robert Marshall Toronto Argonauts guard, linebacker McGill
1952 Parkhurst Tom Harpley 1952 Parkhurst 22 Tom Harpley Toronto Argonauts end, defensive end
1952 Parkhurst Robert McClelland 1952 Parkhurst 23 Robert McClelland Toronto Argonauts center McGill
1952 Parkhurst Rod Smylie 1952 Parkhurst 24 Rod Smylie Toronto Argonauts end, center Smylie's father, also named Rod Smylie, played six seasons in the NHL. His brother, Doug Smylie, also played pro football in Canada.
1952 Parkhurst Bill Bass 1952 Parkhurst 25 Bill Bass Toronto Argonauts halfback Tennessee State, Nevada Bass played for the AAFC's Chicago Rockets in 1947.