1924-25 FC24 Crescent Ice Cream Selkirks Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||FC24 Crescent Selkirks
|Size||1 9/16″ x 2 3/8″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1924-25 FC24 Crescent Selkirks Overview
Crescent Ice Cream produced this set featuring players from the Selkirks Hockey Club. The cards are scarce, but are much more plentiful than the 1923 Crescent Selkirks set.
Jefferson Burdick categorized a 14-card Crescent hockey set in his American Card Catalog. The only problem is he didn’t identify the year or team and Crescent produced three separate 14-card hockey sets from 1923-25, so it remains unknown which set he was referring to. Thus, I have categorized all three of the Crescent sets (including this one) as FC24 issues.
The card fronts feature black and white player images along with the player’s name. His position was also listed at the bottom and at the top in an arc, the Selkirks name was printed. Several players included in this set were also in the previous year’s issue.
Backs not only carried the card number, but as was common in the time period, made a special offer for collectors that completed an entire set. Those collectors could bring the set of cards to the plant for a free brick of ice cream. One slight difference was that in the previous year’s set, three complete sets could be exchanged for a hockey stick. No such promise was made this time around.
Also noteworthy is that No. 6 was again a problem area for collectors as it was in the set from the previous season. To date, No. 6 has not been identified in current checklists of the 1923-24 set. And while we know that it is of player Cecil Browne in the 1924-25 release, that card was believed to have been shortprinted. This, of course, would have been done to help cut back on the number of prizes given out.
All cards are printed vertically with the exception of No. 8, which features the team on the ice.
While PSA has graded only a few of the 1923-24 Crescent Selkirks set, they have graded more than 200 of these cards.
1924-25 FC24 Crescent Selkirks Checklist
- Howard Brandow
- Jack Hughes
- Tony Baril
- Billy Bowman
- W. Roberts
- Cecil Browne
- Errol Gillis
- Selkirks Team Card
- Fred Comfort
- Cliff O’Meara
- Leo Benard
- Pete Speirs
- Peter Meurer
- Billy Borland