Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Vintage Card Of The Month: 1954-55 Parkhurst Wrestling The Great Togo

This month’s VCoM comes from the 1954-55 Parkhurst Wrestling set and is the prequel of the Great Togo card I posted in last December’s VCoM. This set is a little smaller than the follow up 1955-56 Parkhurst Wrestling set, this one is 75 cards.

This card is The Great Togo’s, aka Harold Sakata, aka Tosh Togo, rookie card and as you may have noticed, it is the exact same card as his 1955-56 Parkie card but without the rising sun background. Really the 1954-55 & 1955-56 are nearly identical on the front. The backs were different but the same, if that makes any sense. The 1954-55 backs are vertical with black ink and a small comic while the 1955-56 backs were horizontal, green ink and no comic.


  1. Great card! Never seen that one before. Have you mentioned that Harold Sakata played "Oddjob" in the James Bond films?

    1. Yes, I posted his 1955-56 Parkhurst Card in December where I talked about Sakata’s history.

  2. Very cool card! I loved him as Oddjob....

  3. Both cards are fantastic... but if I had to pick one... I'd go for the Rising Sun.