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.
One of several hockey card sets issued with gum that year, 1933-34 V357 Ice Kings Hockey remains popular today, in part, because of its close ties to the Goudey brand. Howie Morenz and Charlie Conacher are among the key players in the set.
Despite a small checklist of 21 skip-numbered cards 1933-34 V288 Hamilton Gum Hockey represents a challenge for completists. Every card has four color tint variations.
1933-34 V252 Canadian Gum Hockey was one of the sport’s first sets to come with gum. The set also had a game component that left many cards with cut bottoms. Key players include Howie Morenz and Charlie Conacher.
One of the rarest early hockey card sets, 1933 V129 Hockey is highlighted by the Harry Oliver short print. Other stars in the set include Howie Morenz, Eddie Shore, Charlie Conacher and King Clancy.
Featuring amateur squads from throughout Western Canada, 1928 V128-2 Paulin’s Candy Hockey cards are popular among hockey historians. The checklist includes high school, college and women’s hockey teams.
One of the last hockey card sets distributed via tobacco products, 1924-25 C144 Champ’s Cigarettes is relatively tough to find today. Notable players include Georges Vezina and Howie Morenz.
1924 V145-2 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. A greenish tint on card fronts helps differentiate them from V145-1 cards.
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.
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.
1923 V128-1 Paulin’s Candy Hockey features players from the Western Canada Hockey League. Key cards include George Hainsworth and Newsy LaLonde.
1912-13 C57 Hockey is the final major hockey set of the tobacco era. Believed to have been produced by Imperial Tobacco, top cards include Georges Vezina and Cyclone Taylor.
1911-12 C55 Hockey is one of the most important and readily collected sets of all-time. Key cards include Georges Vezina, Newsy LaLonde and Art Ross.
The first major set of hockey cards, 1910 C56 Hockey predates that NHL. Key players include Newsy LaLonde, Cyclone Taylor and Art Ross.