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1968 to 1985 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Complete Sets (22 sets, 6,463 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $21,150

Magnificent 1968 through 1985 O-Pee-Chee Hockey complete set run consisting of twenty-two hockey sets (except one partial set). Gorgeous, mostly very high-grade complete sets of these OPC hockey classics represent a virtually comprehensive O-Pee-Chee Hockey collection from 1968 to 1985. From a very old-time collection, these sets have been stored away in a closet for decades, possibly since their year of issue. Each set is loaded with all the great stars and Hall of Famers from three different decades. 1) 1968-1969 partial set (#133-216): 75% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 25% in lesser grades. Keys: #200 Orr AS (Nr/Mt-Mt), 203 Howe AS (Nr/Mt-Mt), 214 Orr Norris Trophy (Nr/Mt). 2) 1969-1970 complete set (231): 90% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 10% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #24 Orr (Ex-Mt), 31 Checklist (Nr/Mt), 61 Howe (Ex), 70 Hull (Nr/Mt), 132 checklist (Nr/Mt), 138 Esposito RC (Ex-Mt), 193 Howe (Ex-Mt), 209 Orr (Ex-Mt), 212 Orr AS (Ex/Ex-Mt). 3) 1970-1971 complete set (264): 92% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 8% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #3 Orr (80/20 L/R and 20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 24 Checklist (30/70 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 29 Howe (Nr/Mt-Mt), 131 Perreault RC (miscut no top border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 132 Checklist (30/70 L/R and 20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 195 Clarke RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 218 Sittler RC (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). 4) 1971-1972 complete set (264): 60% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 40% Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex, most downgraded for a crease in the upper right corner from not being properly stored). Keys: #45 Dryden RC (Nr/Mt), 100 Orr (Ex-Mt), 111 Checklist (Nr/Mt), 133 Dionne RC (Ex), 148 LaFleur RC (Ex-Mt), 262 Howe Retires (Ex), 263 Beliveau Retires (Vg-Ex), 264 Checklist (Vg-Ex). 5) 1972-1973 complete set (340): 95% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 5% Ex (with a couple slightly lesser). Keys: #129 Orr (Ex-Mt), 334 Checklist (Ex-Mt), 336 Hull (Ex-Mt). 6) 1973-1974 (gray back variety) complete set (264): 95% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 5% Ex (with a couple slightly lesser). Keys: #30 Orr (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 116 Checklist (Ex-Mt), 129 Checklist (Nr/Mt), 142 B. Smith RC (Nr/Mt), 237 L. Robinson RC (Nr/Mt), 263 checklist (10/90 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt). 7) 1974-1975 complete set (396): 60% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 40% downgraded to Ex to Ex-Mt primarily due to centering. Keys: #100 Orr (20/80 L/R, 20/80, otherwise Nr/Mt), 161 Cherry RC (10/90 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 195 Potvin RC (15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt). 8) 1974-1975 WHA complete set (66): 98% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 2% in lesser grades. Keys: #1 The Howes (Gd-Vg), 50 B. Hull (brown mark on back, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 53 checklist (Nr/Mt), 64 Plante (Nr/Mt). 9) 1975-1976 complete set (396): 70% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 30% downgraded to Ex to Ex-Mt primarily due to centering. Key: #100 Orr (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). 10) 1975-1976 WHA complete set (132): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 B. Hull (Ex-Mt), 100 G. Howe (Nr/Mt). 11) 1976-1977 complete set (396): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% Ex-Mt. Keys: #115 Trottier RC (Nr/Mt), 213 Orr (Nr/Mt-Mt). 12) 1976-1977 WHA complete set (132): 98% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 2% in lesser grades. Keys: #50 G. Howe (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 100 B. Hull (Nr/Mt-Mt). 13) 1977-1978 complete set (396): 98% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 2% Ex-Mt. Key: #251 Orr (Nr/Mt). 14) 1977-1978 WHA complete set (66): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% in lesser grades. Key: #1 G. Howe (10/90 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt). 15) 1978-1979 complete set (396): 75% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 25% downgraded to Ex to Ex-Mt primarily due to centering. Key: #115 Bossy RC (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt). 16) 1979-1980 complete set (396): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% in lesser grades. Keys: #18 Gretzky RC (Nr/Mt), 175 G. Howe (Nr/Mt-Mt). 17) 1980-1981 complete set (396): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% in lesser grades. Keys: #3 Gretzky RB (no left border, otherwise Nr/Mt), 87 Gretzky AS (Ex-Mt), 140 Bourque RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 250 Gretzky (Nr/Mt-Mt), 289 Messier RC (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt). 18) 1981-1982 complete set (396): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% Ex-Mt. Keys: #106 Gretzky (70/30 left to right, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 107 Kurri RC (Nr/Mt), 111 Coffey RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 118 Messier (Nr/Mt-Mt), 148 Murphy RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), Stastny RC (Nr/Mt-Mt). 19) 1982-1983 complete set (396): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% Ex-Mt. 20) 1983-1984 complete set (396): 98% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 2% Ex-Mt. 21) 1984-1985 complete set (396): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% Ex-Mt. Keys: #67 Yzerman RC (Nr/Mt), 185 D. Gilmour RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 327 Neely RC (Nr/Mt-Mt). 22) 1985-1986 complete set (264): 98% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 2% Ex-Mt. Key: #9 Lemieux RC (Nr/Mt). This is a tremendous collection of twenty-two different high-grade O-Pee-Chee Hockey sets spanning three decades and including hundreds of Hall of Famers, stars, and rookie cards. Total: 6,463 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000+. SOLD FOR $21,150


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