Hockey Card Sets
Browse our database of hockey card sets which features set checklists, product highlights, reviews and hockey card price comparisons.
- 1910-1919 Hockey Cards
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- 1960-1969 Hockey Cards
- 1970-1979 Hockey Cards
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One of the earliest hockey card sets, 1923 V145-1 Hockey features many of the game’s top stars at the time. Included on the checklist are the likes of Georges Vezina, Howie Morenz and King Clancy.
Introduced as a candy premium, 1924 V130 Maple Crispette Hockey doubled as a collect and win contest for a pair of skates. The 30-card set has one extreme short print as well as key stars like Howie Morenz and Georges Vezina.
Continuing from where the V304A set left off, 1933-34 O-Pee-Chee Hockey features a similar design. However, these 24 cards are considered much rarer, commanding strong amounts on the secondary market.
Although 1972-73 O-Pee-Chee Hockey doesn’t have a headline rookie, the set still boasts a solid veteran core that includes Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull and Ken Dryden.
For ice collectors, 1983-84 O-Pee-Chee Hockey is the only major option for the year. Key rookies include Steve Larmer, Bernie Nicholls and Scott Stevens.
The 1981-82 O-Pee-Chee Hockey has one of the best rookie lineups ever for a sports card set. First-year cards include Paul Coffey, Jarri Kurri, Denis Savard and Larry Murphy.
Ray Bourque and Mark Messier lead a loaded 1980-81 O-Pee-Chee Hockey checklist that includes a ton of great rookie cards. Other key cards include Mike Gartner, Michel Goulet and Mike Liut rookies and the second-year Wayne Gretzky.
Made famous for the Wayne Gretzky rookie card, 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey features a bold design highlighted by its blue borders. The set also features the final cards of Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Ken Dryden from their playing careers.
1978-79 O-Pee-Chee Hockey boasts a large 396-card checklist. Several hobby favorite players of the era have rookie cards in the set, including Mike Bossy, Bernie Federko, Dave Taylor and Doug Wilson.
The final Parkhurst set during its original run with the NHL, 1963-64 Parkhurst Hockey features a distinct design. Particular emphasis is placed on Canadian squads with extra slots on the checklist. Cesare Maniago is the set’s best rookie card.
1937 V356 World Wide Gum Hockey is a classic pre-war set that features a very simple design. The 135-card set features many hockey legends, including Conn Smythe, King Clancy, Eddie Shore and Howie Morenz.
Featuring the first horizontal hockey design from the company, 1963-64 Topps Hockey is a 66-card set the focuses on the NHL’s three American teams. Key rookie cards include Ed Johnston and Gilles Villemure.
1964-65 Topps Hockey marked the first time Topps used the Tall Boy format for a sports card set. The release also had an expanded checklist divided into two series. Key rookies include Marcel Paille and Gary Dornhoefer.
Flyers goaltending great Bernie Parent is the key rookie card in 1968-69 Topps Hockey. Notable for being the company’s last horizontal base set design, the checklist also has many Hall of Famers.
1969-70 Topps Hockey marks the first time the card maker included career stats on the backs. It’s also the first Topps hockey set to have natural backgrounds. Although the checklist has several Hall of Famers, the lone major rookie is Serge Savard.
1980-81 Topps Hockey is notable for its scratch-off card fronts. A loaded rookie card checklist includes Ray Bourque, Mike Gartner and Mike Liut.
Gilbert Perreault and Brad Park both have rookie cards in 1970-71 Topps Hockey. The 132-card set features a distinct design that is most notable for five lights in the background.
A classic design and the rookie card of Ken Dryden, one of the best goalies ever, make 1971-72 Topps Hockey stand out. The set also has several cards that 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee Hockey doesn’t, including another all-time great, Gordie Howe.
1981-82 Topps Hockey suffered from a different distribution method. While the first 66 cards were available everywhere, the West and East each had their own additional 66 cards. Key rookies include Jari Kurri, Denis Savard, Peter Stastny and Dino Ciccarelli.
Mike Bossy, Doug Wilson and Bernie Federko all have rookie cards in 1978-79 Topps Hockey. The design features a lot of familiar elements while the 264-card checklist is comprehensive.