January 09, 2014

Can Sale of Hockey Cards Offset Natural Disaster?


A Vancouver man is selling off his collection of 1951-52 Parkhurst Hockey Cards - including the coveted Rocket Richard rookie card. He is doing it in an effort to ease his parents pain. They lost their family home in High River, Alberta during the devastating floods of 2013.
A Canadian family is hoping a decades-old collection of hockey cards can help ease at least a little of the pain of losing virtually everything they had in the historic Alberta flooding of last June.
Craig James is selling a group of 56 graded 1951-52 Parkhurst cards including a Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard rookie card on behalf of his stepfather, who collected them as a child.  They are up for auction, each card being sold individually, on eBay.
The story is one of a narrow escape for his 75-year-old dad and his mother, who lived in High River, one of the hardest hit areas during what became one of the worst natural disasters in North American history.
Here is the full story. The cards are being auctioned off individually on eBay. The full listing is here.

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