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1939-40 O-Pee-Chee V301-1 Hockey Cards

1939-40 O-Pee-Chee V301-1 Hockey Cards

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The cards that are known to hobbyists as 1939-40 O-Pee-Chee V301-1 Hockey are considered to be O-Pee-Chee cards even though there's no proof that the company actually printed them. They're also not technically cards but 5" x 7" premiums. The fronts show a black-and-white player picture, sometimes showing the player in his a suit and not their uniform. Under the picture, a typed font identifies the player, team and position. A card number appears in the lower-right corner. 1939-40 O-Pee-Chee V301-1 Hockey backs are completely blank.

While these cards are often lumped in with the pre-World War II era, it's often forgotten by those living south of the border that Canada entered the war in 1939. It was not after the attack on Pearl Harbor. So, the 1939-40 hockey season was the first to see players being drafted to serve in the military. The war had a big effect on the NHL, eventually reducing it what eventually became the Original Six teams.

There are 100 premiums in the set. They were sold one at a time in cello packs. The use of premiums instead of cards was an idea often used during the Depression in the United States as costs outpaced sales. The practice was continued in Canada during the war.

Many of the game's biggest stars appear in 1939-40 O-Pee-Chee V301-1 Hockey, including Eddie Shore, Turk Broda, Sid Abel and Charlie Conacher.

Key 1939-40 O-Pee-Chee V301-1 Hockey Cards:

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Set Checklist

1939-40 O-Pee-Chee V301-1 Hockey Cards Set Checklist

100 cards.

1 Reg Hamilton
2 Turk Broda
3 Bingo Kampman
4 Gordie Drillon
5 Bob Davidson
6 Syl Apps
7 Pete Langelle
8 Don Metz
9 Pep Kelly
10 Red Horner
11 Wally Stanowsky
12 Murph Chamberlain
13 Bucko MacDonald
14 Sweeney Schriner
15 Billy Taylor
16 Gus Marker
17 Hooley Smith
18 Art Chapman
19 Murray Armstrong
20 Busher Jackson
21 Buzz Boll
22 Cliff (Red) Goupille
23 Rod Lorraine
24 Paul Drouin
25 Johnny Gagnon
26 Georges Mantha
27 Armand Mondou
28 Claude Bourque
29 Ray Getliffe
30 Cy Wentworth
31 Paul Haynes
32 Walter Buswell
33 Ott Heller
34 Arthur Coulter
35 Clint Smith
36 Lynn Patrick
37 Dave Kerr
38 Murray Patrick
39 Neil Colville
40 Jack Portland
41 Flash Hollett
42 Herb Cain
43 Mud Bruneteau
44 Cully Dahlstrom
45 Harold (Mush) March
46 Cully Dahlstrom
47 Mike Karakas
48 Bill Thoms
49 Art Wiebe
50 Johnny Gottselig
51 Nick Metz
52 Jack Church
53 Bob (Red) Heron
54 Hank Goldup
55 Jimmy Fowler
56 Charlie Sands
57 Marty Barry
58 Doug Young
59 Charlie Conacher
60 John Sorrell
61 Tommy Anderson
62 Lorne Carr
63 Earl Robertson
64 Wilfy Field
65 Jimmy Orlando
66 Ebbie Goodfellow
67 Jack Keating
68 Sid Abel
69 Gus Giesebrecht
70 Don Deacon
71 Hec Kilrea
72 Syd Howe
73 Eddie Wares
74 Carl Liscombe
75 Tiny Thompson
76 Earl Seibert
77 Des Smith
78 Les Cunningham
79 Geo. Allen
80 Bill Carse
81 Bill McKenzie
82 Ab DeMarco
83 Phil Watson
84 Alf Pike
85 Babe Pratt
86 Bryan Hextall
87 Kilby MacDonald
88 Alex Shibicky
89 Dutch Hiller
90 Mac Colville
91 Roy Conacher
92 Cooney Weiland
93 Art Jackson
94 Woody Dumart
95 Dit Clapper
96 Mel Hill
97 Frank Brimsek
98 Bill Cowley
99 Bobby Bauer
100 Eddie Shore
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Chris is an avid vintage sports card collector who is The Cardboard Connection's resident expert of all things vintage.

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