A dozen 1972-73 O-Pee-Chee cards

Last weekend, I found some more 1972-73 O-Pee-Chee cards that I needed for my set build. Many of them were commons, but 12 of them were pretty awesome and worth scanning. So, for your enjoyment, here are a dozen cards from the ’72-73 OPC set:

272 – Goals Leaders

283 – Assist Leaders

280 – Scoring Leaders

127 – Hart Memorial Trophy

111 – Phil Esposito

226 – Tony Esposito (1st Team All-Star)

136 – Gilbert Perreault

197 – Tim Horton

145 – Ken Dryden…unfortunately, I think this card was trimmed, and I did not realize it until I got home. It measures about 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″.

185 – Serge Savard

190 – 2nd Series Checklist (unmarked)

334 – 3rd Series Checklist (unmarked)

I now need only 108 cards to complete this set.



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8 thoughts on “A dozen 1972-73 O-Pee-Chee cards”

  1. Check the edges on your Dryden card. OPC will cut the odd card short. I don’t remember it that much from that set in particular, but I wasn’t really looking for it either.

    It’s not uncommon at all from 1967-70 or so.

    Most of my dupes are in the third series and they’re dupes because I replaced them for some reason/flaw or other. I will wade through the list and see what can be found in my piles of stuff. 🙂

  2. Which variation of the 3rd series checklist is that? One lists all the players, the other (earlier) one lists the last half-dozen as “other WHA stars” or something to that effect. I can’t recall which is the tough one.

    1. It is the variation of the checklist that actually lists the player names.

      I now have both variations of this checklist, because I am a dork that collects variations 🙂

      1. I have them both, too. It was the named one that took me longer, but that could be just happenstance.

        If variations get you hooked, stay clear of ’73-74 OPC. There are two of each card (light and dark back). I keep wavering on chasing the master set.

  3. Great pick ups. I admit, I have a soft spot for this set. Many collectors underappreciate this one if you ask me.

    Do either of you know if OPC ever “over”cut a card? I have a card from 84-85 that measures a little larger than the typical card.

  4. This is an underrated set by far. Some really great players and you an get a Bobby Orr without paying an arm and a leg (or two knees).

  5. How does the team logos and the Team Canada sub-sets fit into this year? Are they separate? How did you purchase them back then. I can not seem to find any information.

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