The 1964-65 Topps set consists of 110 hockey cards featuring players from all six National Hockey League teams. These Topps cards are dubbed ‘Tall Boys’ with the cards measuring 4.5 inches high while retaining the standard 2.5 inch width. The unusual size and the scarcity of cards numbered from 56 to 110 makes this a very valuable set.
The most valuable rookie cards belong to Pit Martin, Gary Dornhoefer and Marcel Paille. Lesser significant rookies are Roger Crozier, Jim Pappin, Lou Angotti and Rod Seiling. The usuals are at the top in value, including Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Tim Horton and Stan Mikita.
The 110 cards in the set were a significant increase over 1963-64 when Topps put out just 66 hockey cards. The reason for this is that it was the first year without Parkhurst as a competitor and the NHL was no longer split down the middle between the two companies. Topps, for the first time, had to carry the full load.
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