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.
1930-1939 Hockey Cards
1930s hockey sets saw a little color thrown into backgrounds, but still mainly featured black-and-white images. Values for 1930-1939 hockey cards are more significant than the 1920s, and the products cover most years of the decade. A familiar name to hockey and baseball collectors, especially those from Canada, emerged in the 1930s. O-Pee-Chee immediately became the most popular collection option for hockey card collectors.
Popular rookie cards from this decade include Eddie Shore, Turk Broda, Ace Bailey, Charlie Conacher, Sid Able, Toe Blake, Albert LeDuc, and Dit Clapper.
1930s Hockey Card Sets
Explore our database of 1930s Hockey Card Set Information. Each product profile features set checklists, product info, expert analysis, and deals on singles and boxes. Browse hockey cards from 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1937-38, 1938-39, and 1939-40.
1933-34 O-Pee-Chee V304A Hockey is the first of five early hockey sets from the iconic Canadian company. Key cards include Howie Morenz, Charlie Conacher and Eddie Shore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1935-36 O-Pee-Chee V304C Hockey continues from two previous hockey card sets from the company. The 24 cards feature a new design but the numbering carries on from where the earlier sets left off.
1936-37 O-Pee-Chee V304D Hockey continues a checklist that started three sets earlier. The 36-card set is distinct for its die-cut design that allowed cards to stand up.
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.
1937-38 O-Pee-Chee V304E Hockey was the last hockey card set of the decade from the company. The 48-card checklist includes Toe Blake, Aurel Joliat, Turk Broda and Charlie Conacher.
1939-40 O-Pee-Chee V301-1 Hockey is a set of 5×7 premiums. The 100-card checklist includes such stars as Eddie Shore, Turk Broda and Sid Abe. The set is also notable for being one of the first impacted by WWII.