1974-1975 to 1977-1978 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Complete and Near-Complete Set Collection (11 Sets)

Sold For: $2,040

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 2040

Item Year: 1974

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Presented is an outstanding collection of eleven complete or near-complete sets of O-Pee-Chee hockey cards spanning the years 1974 to 1978. O-Pee-Chee cards were issued regionally only in Canada and are much rarer than their American counterparts. They are particularly rare to find in complete set form. These cards originate from an old-time Canadian collection and have been carefully stored away for decades! 1) 1974-75 O-Pee-Chee Near-Complete Set (394/396): Condition is 46% Nr/Mt or better and 54% Ex to Ex-Mt (including twelve lower). Keys: #100 Orr (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 168 McDonald RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 195 Potvin RC (Nr/Mt), 261 Bowman RC (Ex-Mt), and 316 Shutt RC (Ex-Mt) . Missing #19 and 311 Checklist. 2-6) 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee WHA Complete Set (5 sets, 66 cards per set): Condition is 50% Nr/Mt-Mt and 50% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including twelve lower). Keys: Five #1 G. Howe 1000 (Nr/Mt-Mt, two Nr/Mt, 85/15 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt, and next card appears, otherwise Nr/Mt) and five #50 B. Hull (Nr/Mt-Mt, two Nr/Mt, and two Ex-Mt). 7) 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee Complete Set (396 cards): Condition is 40% Nr/Mt-Mt, 52% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, and 8% lesser. Key: #251 Orr (Nr/Mt-Mt). 8) 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee Near-Complete Set (392/396): Condition is 30% Nr/Mt-Mt, 49% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, and 21% lesser (including a few miscut). Key: #251 Orr (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt). Missing #15, 42, 211, and 324. 9-11) 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee Glossy Complete Set (3 sets, 22 cards per set): Condition is Nr/Mt or better, including a few lower. This is a very attractive mid- to high-grade collectin of eleven complete or near-complete sets of O-Pee-Chee hockey cards with numerous highlights. Total: 11 sets, 1,578 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.


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