1972-1973 OPC Team Canada
Hockey Cards

Background Information:

  • 28 unnumbered, colored cards (Canadian Players only)
  • each card measures 2.5” by 3.5”
  • features 28 players who represented Team Canada against Russia in ’72 Summit Series
  • only players’ heads are shown, surrounded by a border of maple leaves with a Canadian and Russian flag in each corner
  • card backs provide a summary of the player’s performance in the 8 game series
  • set was issued as an insert in the second series of the 72-73 OPC hockey regular issue
  • backs are bilingual – French and English
  • cards produced in Canada
  • these cards are the most valuable of all 1972 Summit Series cards

 

Value: from the Beckett Hockey Card Price Guide and Alphabetical Checklist Edition 9 - In US Funds

Complete Set: $300 NearMint-Mint/$135 Excellent

Individual Cards:  Player - Mint/Excellent 

1. Don Awrey 4.00/1.80
2. Red Berenson 5.00/2.20
3. Gary Bergman 4.00/1.80
4. Wayne Cashman 5.00/2.20
5. Bobby Clarke 25.00/11.00
6. Yvan Cournoyer 15.00/6.75
7. Ken Dryden 50.00/22.00
8. Ron Ellis 5.00/2.20
9. Phil Esposito 30.00/13.50
10. Tony Esposito 25.00/11.00
11. Rod Gilbert 10.00/4.50
12. Bill Goldsworthy 5.00/2.20
13. Vic Hadfield 4.00/1.80
14. Paul Henderson 20.00/9.00
15. Dennis Hull 5.00/2.20
16. Guy Lapointe 6.00/2.70
17. Frank Mahovlich 20.00/9.00
18. Pete Mahovlich 6.00/2.70
19. Stan Mikita 20.00/9.00
20. Jean-Paul Parise 4.00/1.80
21. Brad Park 15.00/6.75
22. Gilbert Perreault 6.00/2.70
23. Jean Ratelle 10.00/4.50
24. Mickey Redmond 10.00/4.50
25. Serge Savard 6.00/2.70
26. Rod Seiling 4.00/1.80
27. Pat Stapleton 4.00/1.80
28. Bill White 4.00/1.80

Interestingly Ken Dryden's card, and not Paul Henderson's, is the most valuable. Keith tells us this is because of the popularity of goaltenders in the collecting industry. It also reflects Dryden's popularity among fans and his association with the great Montreal Canadiens teams of the 1970s.