The 1955-56 Parkhurst NHL set consists of 79 hockey cards featuring players from the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. Also including are several In Action cards along with a group of All-Time Greats.
After entering the market for the 1954-55 season, Topps did not produce a set in 1955-56. This meant that the four American based teams were not put on cardboard in 1955-56. The following year, neither Topps or Parkhurst produced a set and 1956-57 was a lost year in the hockey card world. Both were back for the 1957-58 National Hockey League season.
The 1955-56 Parkhurst set is led in value by the Jacques Plante rookie card. The first card for the Montreal Canadiens legendary goalie has a book value of $800. Other cards of great value in the set include thoses of Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau and Tim Horton. It was also the only time the Montreal Forum and Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens had their own hockey cards. Both are highly valued and highly coveted.