Ranking the Fabulous ’50s: Ranking the Decade’s Top Hockey Card Collecting Years


The hockey hobby, as we know it, was born in the 1950s. But it didn’t simply materialize overnight. It slowly came together as a result of a confluence of diverse factors we haven’t seen since. After years of austerity imposed by the Great Depression and World War II, a booming post-war economy put Canadians in a spending mood. In fact, the very act of spending was viewed as a patriotic duty, an effort that was deemed critical to ensure prosperity moving forward. Many were happy to do their part. Well-paying jobs and easier access to credit led families to splurge…

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