Lot 2721: 1960-1973 Topps and O-Pee-Chee Hockey Complete and Near-Complete Set Run Collection (17 Sets, 2,388 Cards)

November 20, 2011

Presented are seventeen complete Topps and O-Pee-Chee hockey sets spanning the years 1960 to 1973 that are loaded with numerous Hall of Famers and stars, including Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull, and Gordie Howe. Varying degrees of pencil writing is visible on the reverse of approximately 80% of the cards in these complete sets. Key cards that do not have pencil marks are noted within the following condition composites. We have selected six cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC.

1) 1960-1961 Topps Complete Set (66): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 30% Nr/Mt or better and 70% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few lesser). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #1 Patrick ATG (no pencil, Ex), 7 Shack (Ex-Mt), 11 Bucyk (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 14 Mikita RC (EX+ 5.5), 19 Vezina ATG (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 20 Shore ATG (no pencil, Nr/Mt+), 25 Hall (Ex), 36 Worsley (Ex-Mt), 58 Hull (FR 1.5 due to pencil, otherwise presenting as Ex), 59 Morenz ATG (no pencil, Nr/Mt+), and 62 Boivin (Ex-Mt).

2) 1961-1962 Topps Near-Complete Set (65/66): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 44% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 56% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #24 Pilote (Nr/Mt-Mt), 29 Hull (Ex-Mt), 32 Hall (Nr/Mt-Mt), 36 Mikita (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 45 Harvey (Nr/Mt), 60 Ratelle RC (Nr/Mt), 62 Gilbert RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt+). Missing only #66 Checklist for completion.

3) 1962-1963 Topps Complete Set (66): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 10% Nr/Mt, 80% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #1 Watson (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 11 Bucyk (no pencil, Ex), 24 Hall (Ex-Mt), 33 Hull (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 34 Mikita (no pencil, Ex+), and 66 Checklist (no pencil, Ex).

4) 1964-1965 Topps Complete Set (110): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 8% Nr/Mt, 63% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 29% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #1 Martin RC (Vg+), 6 Sawchuk (Ex-Mt), 12 Hall (Ex), 20 Hull (Ex), 24 Gilbert (no pencil, Vg-Ex+), 31 Mikita (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 33 Beliveau (no pencil, Ex/Ex-Mt), 40 Bower (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 48 H. Richard (no pencil, Ex+), 54 1st Series Checklist (no pencil, Ex+), 55 2nd Series Checklist (no pencil, Ex), 58 Williams SP (Ex), 59 Pilote SP (Ex), 68 Plante (Ex), 72 Dornhoefer SP (Vg-Ex), 73 Maki SP (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 74 Villemure SP (Vg-Ex), 80 Rosseau SP (Ex), 82 Lindsay (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 85 Mahovlich (Ex), 89 Howe (Vg-Ex+), 91 Nesterenko SP (Ex), 92 Paille SP (Ex), 94 Keon (Vg-Ex+), 98 Hicke SP (Vg), 102 Horton (Nr/Mt), 105 Horton AS (Ex-Mt), 106 Mikita AS (no pencil, Ex+), 107 Hull AS (Ex-Mt), and 110 Hall AS (85/15 T/B, otherwise Ex).

5) 1965-1966 Topps Complete Set (128): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 24% Nr/Mt or better, 67% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 9% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #1 Blake (no pencil, otherwise Ex), 11 Imlach (no pencil, otherwise Ex-Mt), 12 Sawchuk (Ex+), 15 Kelly (Nr/Mt+), 17 Keon (Vg-Ex+), 19 Armstrong (no pencil, Ex), 21 Giacomin RC (Ex-Mt), 31 Cheevers RC (Nr/Mt), 41 Abel (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 48 Bathgate (15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 59 Hull (Ex+), 66 Checklist (pencil marks front and back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 76 Cournoyer RC (no pencil, Ex-Mt+), 108 Howe (Nr/Mt), 116 Esposito RC (FR 1.5 due to pencil, otherwise presenting as Ex), 121 Checklist (pencil marks front and back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 122 Howe 600 SP (Ex), and 128 Bruins Team (no pencil, Ex-Mt).

6) 1966-1967 Topps Near-Complete Set (131/132): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 55% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few Nr/Mt) and 45% Vg to Vg-Ex (including ten that measure small). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #1 Blake (no pencil, Ex+), 13 Sawchuk (Vg), 62 Mikita (no pencil, Vg-Ex), 63 Esposito (Ex), 64 Hull LL (Vg), 66 Checklist (Vg-Ex+), 109 Howe (FR 1.5 due to pencil, otherwise presenting as Vg-Ex+), 112 Hull (FR 1.5 due to pencil, otherwise presenting as Ex-Mt), 120 Checklist (no pencil, 100/0 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 121 Howe AS (Ex), and 125 Hull AS (Ex-Mt). Missing only #35 Orr RC for completion.

7) 1967-1968 Topps Near-Complete Set (127/132): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 19% Nr/Mt or better, 57% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 24% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #1 Worsley (Ex-Mt), 3 Lemaire RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 11 Keon (Nr/Mt), 13 Stanley (Ex), 16 Horton (Nr/Mt+), 32 Esposito (Ex-Mt), 33 Sanderson RC (Ex-Mt), 43 Howe (Ex), 75 Vachon RC (Ex-Mt), 76 Bower (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 84 Howell (Ex), 92 Orr (GD 2 due to pencil, otherwise presenting as Ex+), 99 Cheevers (Ex), 113 Hull (Vg-Ex+), 114 Mikita (Vg-Ex/Ex), 118 Orr Calder Trophy (Ex+), 126 Mikita AS (no pencil, Ex), 128 Orr AS (Ex), and 131 Howe AS (Vg-Ex+). Missing only #65, 66 Checklist, 120 Checklist, 124 Hull AS and 125 for completion.

8) 1968-1969 Topps Complete Set (132): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 8% Nr/Mt, 78% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 14% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #2 Orr (no pencil, Ex), 7 Esposito (Ex-Mt), 16 Hull (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 29 Howe (Ex+), 34 Sawchuk (), 89 Parent RC (Ex), and 121 Checklist (no pencil, Vg-Ex).

9) 1968-1969 O-Pee-Chee Near-Complete Series 2 (#133-216) Run (83/84): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 7% Nr/Mt, 76% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 17% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #181 Plante (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex), 200 Orr AS (Ex+), 201 Horton AS (Nr/Mt), 203 Howe AS (Ex-Mt+), 204 Hull AS (Ex-Mt), and 214 Orr Norris Trophy (Ex-Mt). Missing only #212 for completion.

10) 1970-1971 Topps Complete Set (132): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 16% Nr/Mt, 63% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 21% lesser (including nine that measure very narrow). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #3 Orr (Ex), 11 Esposito (Nr/Mt), 15 Hull (Ex), 29 Howe (Ex-Mt), 67 Park RC (Ex-Mt), 131 Perreault RC (no pencil, Vg-Ex), and 132 Checklist (no pencil, Gd).

11) 1970-1971 O-Pee-Chee Complete Series 2 (#133-264) Run (132): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is % Ex-Mt (including a couple Nr/Mt), % Ex, and % Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #177 Lapointe RC (Vg-Ex/Ex), 195 Clarke RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 218 Sittler RC (Vg-Ex+), 231 Sawchuk Memorial (no pencil, Ex), 236 Orr AS (Vg-Ex+), 238 Howe AS (Ex), 246 Hart Trophy-Orr (Ex), 248 Norris Trophy-Orr (Ex+), 249 Ross Trophy-Orr (Ex), and 252 Smythe Trophy-Orr (Ex-Mt).

12) 1971-1972 Topps Complete Set (132): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 36% Nr/Mt or better, 56% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 8% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #10 Plante (Ex), 20 P. Esposito (no pencil, Nr/Mt-Mt), 45 Dryden RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 50 Hull (Ex-Mt), 70 Howe (Ex-Mt), 100 Orr (Nr/Mt), 111 Checklist (no pencil, Vg-Ex), and 114 Clarke (no pencil, Ex+).

13) 1971-1972 O-Pee-Chee Near-Complete Series 2 (#133-264) Run (127/132): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 6% Nr/Mt, 56% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 38% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few that measure a bit narrow). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #133 Dionne RC (Vg-Ex), 245 Norris Trophy-Orr (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 251 Orr AS (no pencil, Ex), 261 Hull AS (Ex), 263 Beliveau Retires (no pencil, Vg-Ex), and 264 Checklist (no pencil, 5/95 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex+). Missing only the following five cards for completion: #148 Lafleur RC (), 247, 253, 260, and 262 Howe Retires.

14) 1972-1973 Topps Near-Complete Set (175/176): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 51% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 42% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 7% slightly lesser. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #18 Dionne (Nr/Mt), 56 Mikita (no pencil, otherwise Ex+), 90 Clarke (no pencil, Nr/Mt-Mt), 94 Checklist (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 100 Orr (no pencil, Ex+), 122 Orr AS (Nr/Mt), 150 P. Esposito (Nr/Mt+), and 160 Dryden (no pencil, Ex+). Missing only #79 Lafleur for completion.

15) 1972-1973 O-Pee-Chee Near-Complete Set (338/340): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 25% Nr/Mt or better, 55% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex (including three lesser and twenty that measure small). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #8 Dionne (Ex), 14 Clarke (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 58 Orr Action (no pencil, Ex), 129 Orr (Nr/Mt-Mt), 145 Dryden (no pencil, Ex), and 336 Hull (Ex). Missing only #59 Lafleur and 208 for completion.

16) 1973-1974 Topps Near-Complete Set (196/198): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 9% Nr/Mt or better, 62% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 29% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #10 Dryden (no pencil, Ex), 81 Barber RC (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 150 Orr (Vg-Ex), and 162 Smith RC (no pencil, Vg-Ex+).: Missing only #72 and 143 for completion.

17) 1973-1974 O-Pee-Chee Near-Complete Set (248/264): Condition (without respect to pencil marks) is 17% Nr/Mt, 66% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 17% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #30 Orr (Ex), 81 Barrber RC (Ex), and 142 Smith RC (no pencil, Vg-Ex). Missing the following sixteen cards for completion: #5, 13, 17, 23, 26, 47, 56, 72 Lafleur, 78, 90, 97, 99, 110, 115, 123, and 237 Robinson RC.

These are very attractive sets, technically mixed-grade due to the presence of pencil on most of the card backs, with excellent eye-appeal across the board. Total: 17 sets, 2,388 cards. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be an additional shipping charge for this lot.