1937-1938 to 1980-1981 Topps and O-Pee-Chee Hockey Collection (980 cards)

Sold For: $3,900

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 2042

Item Year: 1950

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

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Presented is an extremely substantial collection of 980 hockey cards from more than thirty different Topps and O-Pee-Chee issues spanning the 1930s to the 1980s. This collection is highlighted by dozens of Hall of Famers and stars. his collection consists of the following: 1) 1937-1938 O-Pee-Chee “Series E” (1): #146 Armstrong (PSA EX-MT 6). 2) 1957-1958 Topps (69): Condition is 19% Ex-Mt, 56% Ex, and 25% Vg-Ex (including four lower). Keys: #4 Flaman (Ex-Mt), two 15 Stanley (Ex, Vg-Ex), three 18 Boivin (Ex-Mt, Ex, and Vg), three 43 Pronovost (Ex-Mt, Ex, and Vg-Ex+), 48 Kelly (PSA EX-MT 6), and 65 Gadsby (Ex). 3) 1958-1959 Topps (57): Condition is 12% Ex-Mt, 47% Ex, 23% Vg-Ex, and 18% Vg (including three Gd). Keys: two #20 Boivin (Ex and Vg-Ex+), 24 M. Pronovost (Ex+), 60 Howell (PSA GOOD 2), and 65 Ullman (Ex). 4) 1959-1960 Topps (51): Condition is 74% Ex (including four Ex-Mt), 14% Vg-Ex, and 12% Vg (including one lower). Keys: #8 Delvecchio (Ex), 20 Howell (Ex), two 23 Bucyk (both Ex), 28 Hall/Henry IA (Ex+), two 29 Flaman (Ex+ and Ex), 48 Howe/Evans IA (Vg), 54 Worsley/Howell IA (Ex), and 65 Kelly (Ex). 5) 1960-1961 Topps (54): Condition is 43% Ex, 37% Vg-Ex, and 20% Vg (including a couple Gd). Keys: #19 Vezina ATG (Ex), 25 Hall (Ex), and 59 Morenz ATG (Gd+). 6) 1961-1962 Topps (35): Condition is 11% Nr/Mt, 23% Ex-Mt, 35% Ex, 20% Vg-Ex, and 11% Vg. Keys: #7 Boivin (Vg+), two 42 Black Hawks (Nr/Mt and Ex), 45 Harvey (PSA NM 7), and 63 Rangers (Vg-Ex). 7) 1962-1963 Topps (27): Condition is 22% Ex-Mt (including a couple better), 48% Ex, and 30% Vg-Ex. Keys: #24 Hall (Vg-Ex+), 28 Pilote (Ex), 44 Black Hawks (Vg-Ex+), and 46 Howell (Vg-Ex+). 8) 1963-1964 Topps (33): Condition is 18% Ex-Mt, 46% Ex, 24% Vg-Ex, and 12% Vg (including one Fr). Keys: #1 Schmidt (Vg-Ex), 4 Johnson (Ex+), 5 Boivin (Ex), two 63 Ratelle (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex), and 65 Rangers (Vg). 9) 1964-1965 Topps (75): Condition is 12% Ex-Mt, 43% Ex, 20% Vg-Ex, 18% Vg, and 7% lower. Keys: Two #24 Gilbert (PSA NM-MT [OC] 8 and Ex+), 31 Mikita (Gd+), 33 Beliveau (PSA EX-MT 6), three 54 Checklist (all marked front and back, otherwise Ex, Vg-Ex, and Vg), 70 Schmidt (PSA EX-MT 6), and 109 Pilote AS (PSA EX-MT 6). Additional graded cards: PSA EX-MT 6 (four cards): 61, 70 Schmidt (HOF), 81, and 109 Pilote AS (HOF). 10) 1965-1966 Topps (15): Condition is three Ex-Mt, six Ex, four Vg-Ex, one Vg, and one Pr. Keys: #19 Armstrong (Vg-Ex), 41 Sid Abel (Ex), 48 Bathgate (Ex-Mt), and 121 Checklist (marked, otherwise Vg). 11) 1966-1967 Topps (6): Condition is three Ex and three Vg-Ex. Key: #124 Mikita AS (Vg-Ex). 12) 1967-1968 Topps (22): Condition is one Ex-Mt, fourteen Ex, four Vg-Ex, two Vg, and one Gd. Keys: #1 Worsley (Ex), 2 Duff (Vg), 11 Keon (Ex), 13 Stanley (Ex-Mt), 16 Horton (Gd), and 84 Howell (Vg-Ex). 13) 1972-1973 Topps (1): #100 Orr (Nr/Mt+). 14) 1968-1969 O-Pee-Chee (3): #61 Checklist (miscut, otherwise Vg), 202 Mikita AS (HOF, Ex), and 212 Worsley/Vachon Vezina Trophy Winners (Gd). 15) 1969-1970 O-Pee-Chee (263): Includes a partial set of 140 different (out of 231). Condition is 9% Nr/Mt (including a couple higher), 53% Ex to Ex-Mt, 31% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 7% lower (including eleven with player stamps on backs). Keys: #12 G. Hall (HOF, 2/98 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 30 P. Esposito (HOF, player stamp on back, otherwise Vg), 31 Checklist (Vg), 33 Giacomin (HOF, Gd), 37 Gilbert (HOF, player stamp on back, otherwise Nr/Mt), three 42 J. Ratelle (HOF, Ex-Mt, Vg-Ex, and Vg), 70 B. Hull (HOF, player stamp on back, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 76 Mikita (HOF, Ex and player stamp on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), two 79 Howell (HOF, Ex-Mt and Ex), 89 Parent (HOF, player stamp on back, otherwise Nr/Mt), 122 Boivin (HOF, Vg+), 157 Delvecchio (HOF, Ex-Mt), 180 Plante (HOF, Ex), 187 Bower (HOF, 15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 193 Howe “Mr. Hockey” (HOF, no number variation, Vg-Ex+), 207 Plante/Hall Vezina Trophy Winners (HOF, Vg-Ex+), 214 P. Esposito AS (HOF, Ex), 216 B. Hull AS (HOF, Vg-Ex), and 231 Stanley Cup (rubber stamp on back, otherwise Vg-Ex). 16) 1970-1971 O-Pee-Chee (3): #20 Mikita (HOF, PSA EX 5), 195 Clarke RC (HOF, Ex) and 246 Orr Hart Trophy Winner (HOF, Ex). 17) 1970-1971 O-Pee-Chee Deckle Edge (3): #30 Hull (HOF, Vg-Ex, Gd, and Fr). 18) 1970-1971 Topps/O-Pee-Chee Sticker Stamps (10): Berenson (Ex-Mt), Flett (Nr/Mt), Gilbert (HOF, Nr/Mt), Grant (Ex-Mt), Ingarfield (Ex-Mt), Lacroix (Ex-Mt), McCreary (Ex), Parise (Ex-Mt), Ratelle (HOF, Ex-Mt), and Woytowich (Ex-Mt). 19) 1971-1972 O-Pee-Chee (6): #20 P. Esposito (HOF, Ex-Mt), 60 Perreault (HOF, Ex-Mt), 100 Orr (HOF, Ex), 110 T. Esposito (HOF, Ex), 148 Lafleur RC (HOF, Vg), and 257 Park AS (HOF, Ex). 20) 1971-1972 O-Pee-Chee Story Booklets (21): Includes a partial set of 17 different (out of 24). Missing #4 Plante, 5, 6 H. Richard, 7 Giacomin, 8 Perreault, 20, and 23 Howe. Condition is 48% Ex (including a couple higher), 33% Vg-Ex, and 19% lower (including two Vg and two Fr). Keys: Two #1 Hull (HOF, both Vg-Ex), two 2 P. Esposito (HOF, both Vg-Ex), 10 Clarke (HOF, Fr), 12 Delvecchio (HOF, Ex-Mt), 13 T. Esposito (HOF, Vg-Ex), Keon (HOF, Ex), 17 K. Dryden (HOF, Ex), 18 Gilbert (HOF, Ex), and 24 Orr (HOF, Vg). 21) 1972-1973 O-Pee-Chee (2): #19 Checklist (Vg-Ex and Gd). 22) 1972-1973 O-Pee-Chee Team Canada (28): Includes a near-complete set (25/28). Condition is 18% Ex, 36% Vg-Ex, 32% Vg, and 14% Fr. Missing: Berenson, Ellis, and P. Mahovlich. Keys: Clarke (HOF, Vg-Ex), Cournoyer (HOF, Vg), three K. Dryden (HOF, Ex, Vg-Ex, and Vg), P. Esposito (HOF, Vg), T. Esposito (HOF, Vg-Ex), Gilbert (HOF, Vg), P. Henderson (Vg), F. Mahovlich (HOF, Vg-Ex), Mikita (Ex), Park (HOF, Ex), Pereault (HOF, Ex), Ratelle (HOF, Vg-Ex), and S. Savard (HOF, Fr). 23) 1972-1973 O-Pee-Chee Team Logos (29): Condition is 20% Ex, 28% Vg-Ex, 38% Vg, 14% lower (including a couple miscut). Cards included: two Boston Bruins, three Buffalo Sabres, California Golden Seals, two Chicago Black Hawks, three Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, two Minnesota North Stars, four Montreal Canadiens, two New York Rangers, two Philadelphia Flyers, three Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, two Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks. 24) 1973-1974 O-Pee-Chee (13): Two #30 Orr (HOF, one gray back, Vg-Ex, one white back, Ex-Mt), 50 Clarke (HOF, gray back, Ex), two 116 Checklist (both gray backs, Vg-Ex and 1/99 T/B, otherwise Ex+), two 120 P. Esposito (HOF, one gray back, Vg-Ex+, one white back, Ex-Mt+), two 129 Checklist (one gray back, Vg-Ex+, one white back, Vg+), 141 Ratelle (HOF, gray back, Ex), two 142 B. Smith RC (HOF, both white backs, Ex and Vg+), and 145 F. Mahovlich (HOF, white back, Vg+). 25) 1973-1974 O-Pee-Chee Team Logos (14): Includes a partial set of twelve (of seventeen). Missing NHL Logo, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Vancouver Canucks. Condition is two Ex, six Vg-Ex, four Vg, and two Fr. Cards included: Atlanta Flames, Boston Bruins, California Golden Seals, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Montreal Canadiens


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