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1974 to 1984 Topps and O-Pee-Chee Hockey Complete and Near-Complete Sets (8 sets, 2,378 cards)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,541
Addendum: The card counts listed in the title found in the printed catalog were in error. The online title and description accurately reflects the counts.
Collection of eight complete or near-complete hockey sets produced by Topps and O-Pee-Chee spanning the years 1974 to 1984. These sets, of course, include all the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era (many represented numerous times throughout the years), including Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, and Wayne Gretzky. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1974-1975 O-Pee-Chee Near Complete Set (380/396 cards): Missing #54 Checklist, 100 Orr, 130 Orr AS, 155 Dryden, 161 Cherry, 162 Checklist, 168 McDonald RC, 180 Salming RC, 195 Potvin RC, 248 Orr Trophy, 261 Bowman RC, 280 Robinson, 304 Middleton, 316 Schutt RC, 353 Resch, and 388 Gainey RC. 63% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt with some better and 37% lesser mostly due to centering. 2) 1975-1976 O-Pee-Chee Near-Complete Set (393/396 cards): Missing #35 Dryden, 100 Orr, and 396 Snepsts for completion. 73% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt with some better and 27% Ex including some lesser. #288 Bobby Orr is graded PSA NM-MT 8. 3) 1976-1977 O-Pee-Chee Near-Complete Set (392/396 cards): Missing #115 Trottier RC, 200 Dryden, 213 Orr, and 373 Williams for completion. 77% Nr/Mt or better and 23% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few lesser) mostly due to centering. 4) 1977-1978 Topps Complete Set (264 cards): 89% Nr/Mt-Mt or better and 11% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt due to centering. 5) 1978-1979 Topps Complete Set (264 cards): 77% Nr/Mt-Mt with some better and 23% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, including a few lesser, mostly due to centering. #115 Mike Bossy RC is graded PSA NM-MT 8 (OC). 6) 1980-1981 O-Pee-Chee Near-Complete Set (388/396 cards): Missing #2 Bourque RB, 3 Gretzky RB, 87 Gretzky AS, 140 Bourque RC, 182 Oilers Team, 195 Gartner RC, 250 Gretzky, and 289 Messier RC. 81% Nr/Mt or better and 19% lesser due to centering. 7) 1981-1982 Topps Complete Set (132 cards): 88% Nr/Mt-Mt or better and 12% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt due to centering. 8) 1984-1985 Topps Complete Set (165 cards): 92% Nr/Mt-Mt to Mint and 8% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt due to centering. This collection would serve as a tremendous foundation for a complete run of hockey sets from one of the most popular eras of collecting. Total: 8 sets, 2,378 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,541
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