1971-1972 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Complete Set and Story Booklet Complete Insert Set (2 sets, 287 cards)

Sold For: $8,400

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 2033

Item Year: 1971

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

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High-grade complete set of 263 cards from the 1971-1972 O-Pee-Chee Hockey series. The set is highlighted by many great stars of the era, including Hall of Famers Ken Dryden (rookie card), Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, and Bobby Orr. Condition of the complete set is 43% Nr/Mt or better, 50% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 7% slightly lesser. Six cards are professionally graded by PSA. Keys: #20 Esposito (NM-MT 8), 45 Dryden RC (NM-MT 8), 50 Hull (Ex-Mt+), 100 Orr (EX 5), 111 Checklist (NM 7), 114 Clarke (Nr/Mt), 133 Dionne RC (EX-MT+ 6.5), 148 Lafleur RC (NM 7), 245 Norris Trophy-Orr (Ex+), 251 Orr AS (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 262 Howe Retires (Ex-Mt), 263 Beliveau Retires (Ex-Mt), and 264 Checklist (Ex). Also included is a complete 24-card set of 1971-1972 O-Pee-Chee Story Booklets. Condition is six Nr/Mt, ten Ex-Mt, five Ex, and three Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Hull (Nr/Mt), 23 Howe (Ex+), and 24 Orr (Ex). This is a very carefully assembled complete set of this popular 1970s hockey set, loaded with stars and Hall of Famers. The total SMR value for just five of the graded cards (excluding the Orr EX 5) is $1,575. Total: 2 sets, 287 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000.

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