I thought you might enjoy seeing what the dealers were offering for hockey cards in the late-winter of 1960.
In his first ad for 1959 Topps hockey cards, Taylor mistakenly indicated there were 100 cards in the set, and that "This set is not being distributed in this country." His price for the set was $5.
A bit later, Taylor ran a new ad, with the correct 66-card total for the Topps set. Parkhurst issued a separate 50-card set of the Canadian teams that year, but I never saw an ad from Taylor for those cards. I'm unclear as to why Taylor offered the 66-card hockey set as "Canadian" hockey cards. Topps' set included only players from the U.S. teams: Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, and New York Rangers. The Parkhust issue had the Canadian teams: Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.
The corrected ad specified 66 Topps cards, but did not lower the set price from $5.
In that same ad, Taylor offered an alphabetical checklist for all Topps, Bowman, Red Man and Hires baseball cards, from 1948 through 1959.
For many collectors, such a checklist would have been a valuable reference, since there were no hobby catalogs/price guides with that information back then. The checklist was priced at $4.
While it may have been a good price then, today Taylor's list would have only curiosity value. The complete 1959-60 Topps hockey card checklist available for $5 today has a retail value of up to $2,000.