1940-1941 V301-2 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Near-Complete Set (39/50)

Sold For: $1,920

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2279

Item Year: 1940

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

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Rarely offered and very impressive-looking collection of 1940-1941 V301-2 O-Pee-Chee includes thirty-nine of the fifty cards comprising this rare, unusual, and very substantial 1940s Canadian hockey issue. Each card measures 5 x 7 inches and features a striking sepia-toned photo of a professional hockey player from the NHL. The V301-2 set is an extension of the V301-1 series and is numbered (#101-150) sequentially from the V301-1 set. They are extremely condition sensitive due to their large-size. All of the photos are posed in uniform. The V301-2 O-Pee-Chee set features numerous stars and Hall of Famers, including Toe Blake, Turk Broda, Syl Apps, Max Bentley, and Milt Schmidt. This is the first collection of V301-2s we have ever offered! Condition is 21% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 15% Ex, 28% Vg-Ex, 15% Vg, and 21% lesser (mostly Gd). Keys: #101 Blake (Gd+), 108 Broda (Vg+), 110 Drillon (Ex-Mt), 118 Apps (Vg+), 122 Schriner (Gd), 124 Stewart (Gd), 130 Broda (Ex), 131 Bentley (pencil mark on front, otherwise Vg), 132 Schmidt (Ex), and 136 Patrick (Vg-Ex). Missing the following eleven cards for completion: #104, 105, 116, 120, 125 Lach, 126, 128, 129, 133, 144, and 146 Apps. This is an outstanding collection with numerous highlights of these extremely rare 1940s hockey cards. Total: 39 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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