1956 Parkhurst Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1956 Parkhurst Peter Maxwell-Muir 1956 Parkhurst 26 Peter Maxwell-Muir Error card

Maxwell-Muir's last name is mistakenly shortened to "Muir" on the back of this card.
Pete Maxwell-Muir Calgary Stampeders halfback Western Washington
1956 Parkhurst Harvey Wylie 1956 Parkhurst 27 Harvey Wylie Calgary Stampeders defensive back Montana State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1980
1956 Parkhurst Joe Yamauchi 1956 Parkhurst 28 Joe Yamauchi Calgary Stampeders guard, fullback Eastern Washington
1956 Parkhurst John Alderton 1956 Parkhurst 29 John Alderton Calgary Stampeders end Maryland Alderton played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1953.
1956 Parkhurst Bill McKenna 1956 Parkhurst 30 Bill McKenna Calgary Stampeders end Brandeis
1956 Parkhurst Ed Kotowich 1956 Parkhurst 31 Ed Kotowich Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard
1956 Parkhurst Herb Gray 1956 Parkhurst 32 Herb Gray Winnipeg Blue Bombers end Texas Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1983
1956 Parkhurst Cal Jones 1956 Parkhurst 33 Cal Jones Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard Iowa Outland Trophy 1955, College Hall of Fame 1980 Jones was the first African-American to win the Outland Trophy. He also placed tenth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1955. (See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.) Jones died in a plane crash with four members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders: Mel Becket, Mario DeMarco, Ray Syrnyk, and Gordon Sturtridge.
1956 Parkhurst Eagle Day 1956 Parkhurst 34 Eagle Day Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Mississippi PSA 5
1956 Parkhurst Buddy Leake 1956 Parkhurst 35 Buddy Leake Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback, kicker Oklahoma PSA 4
1956 Parkhurst Bob McNamara 1956 Parkhurst 36 Bob McNamara Winnipeg Blue Bombers halfback Minnesota McNamara placed tenth in voting for the 1954 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1956 Parkhurst Bud Grant 1956 Parkhurst 37 Bud Grant Winnipeg Blue Bombers end, defensive end Minnesota Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1983, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998 Grant and Warren Moon are the only people to have been elected to both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Grant also played basketball for two seasons with the Minnesota Lakers. The Lakers won the NBA Championship in 1950, at the end of his first season.
1956 Parkhurst Gord Rowland 1956 Parkhurst 38 Gord Rowland Winnipeg Blue Bombers halfback
1956 Parkhurst Glenn McWhinney 1956 Parkhurst 39 Glenn McWhinney Winnipeg Blue Bombers halfback Error card

McWhinney's first name is misspelled "Glen" on the back of this card.
1956 Parkhurst Lorne Benson 1956 Parkhurst 40 Lorne Benson Winnipeg Blue Bombers fullback
1956 Parkhurst Sam Etcheverry 1956 Parkhurst 41 Sam Etcheverry Montreal Alouettes quarterback Denver Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1969 PSA 5
1956 Parkhurst Joey Pal 1956 Parkhurst 42 Joey Pal Montreal Alouettes flying wing Sir George William
1956 Parkhurst Tom Hugo 1956 Parkhurst 43 Tom Hugo Montreal Alouettes center, linebacker Denver
1956 Parkhurst Tex Coulter 1956 Parkhurst 44 Tex Coulter Montreal Alouettes tackle, end Army Coulter was named Canadian football's Most Outstanding Lineman in 1955.
1956 Parkhurst Doug McNichol 1956 Parkhurst 45 Doug McNichol Montreal Alouettes tackle Western Ontario
1956 Parkhurst Tom Moran 1956 Parkhurst 46 Tom Moran Montreal Alouettes linebacker, end
1956 Parkhurst Red O 1956 Parkhurst 47 Red O'Quinn Montreal Alouettes end Wake Forest Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1981 O'Quinn played in the NFL in 1950 and 1951, for the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.
1956 Parkhurst Hal Patterson 1956 Parkhurst 48 Hal Patterson Montreal Alouettes end Kansas Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1971
1956 Parkhurst Jacques Belec 1956 Parkhurst 49 Jacques Belec Montreal Alouettes running back Western Ontario PSA 4
1956 Parkhurst Pat Abbruzzi 1956 Parkhurst 50 Pat Abbruzzi Montreal Alouettes fullback Rhode Island Error card

Abbuzzi's last name is misspelled "Abruzzi" on the back of this card. His brother, Lou "Duke" Abbruzzi, played for the NFL's Boston Yanks in 1946.