1911-12 C55 Hockey Card Set

‘It’s In The Details’

Title C55
Year 1911-12
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1911-12 C55 Hockey Overview

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The 1911-12 C55 set is one of the earliest hockey tobacco card issues. The set is anchored by hockey stars Georges Vezina and Art Ross – both of whom have trophies named after them in the National Hockey League.

Unlike many early tobacco issues, the C55 hockey cards are numbered. Card numbers were not only printed on the fronts but also on the backs. While there are 45 players with cards in the set, some collectors consider the set to be complete at 46 cards since there are two variations of Walter Smaill’s No. 27 card.

While it isn’t completely known who produced these cards, the distributor is believed to be Imperial Tobacco – the same company that produced the C46 baseball card set.

PSA has graded nearly 5,000 of these cards.

1911-12 C55 Hockey Checklist

  1. Paddy Moran
  2. Joe Hall
  3. Barney Holden
  4. Joe Malone
  5. Ed Oatman
  6. Tom Dunderdale
  7. Ken Mallen
  8. Jack MacDonald
  9. Fred Lake
  10. Albert Kerr
  11. Marty Walsh
  12. Hamby Shore
  13. Alex Currie
  14. Bruce Ridpath
  15. Bruce Stuart
  16. Percy Lesueur
  17. Jack Darragh
  18. Steve Vair
  19. Don Smith
  20. Fred Taylor
  21. Bert Lindsay
  22. Larry Gilmour
  23. Bobby Rowe
  24. Sprague Cleghorn
  25. Odie Cleghorn
  26. Skein Ronan
  27. Walter Smaill (two variations)
  28. Ernie Johnson
  29. Jack Marshall
  30. Harry Hyland
  31. Art Ross
  32. Riley Hern
  33. Gordon Roberts
  34. Frank Glass
  35. Ernest Russell
  36. James Gardiner
  37. Art Bernier
  38. Georges Vezina
  39. Henri Dallaire
  40. Rocket Power
  41. Didier Pitre
  42. Newsy Lalonde
  43. Eugene Payan
  44. George Poulin
  45. Jack Laviolette

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