1961-62 O-PEE-CHEE #64 ACTION • 40 CARDS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 33 • Every Thursday throughout the 2012-13 hockey season, we look at a so-called “tough grade” hockey card from the 1950s and 1960s. For those vintage collectors, be sure to pick up your copy of the Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide at your favourite hockey collector store. You can also purchase your copy online via theWantList.ca.
The Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide is an all-in-one hockey collector’s price guide that features everything and anything from hockey cards, stickers and bobbles to autographs, game-used jerseys and sticks.
Presented by The Want List, the Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide serves as the ultimate source for pre-1990 checklists and pricing information. Complete checklists for all standard hockey collector sets as well as many regional and team-issued sets are included in this edition. Also included are auction results for game-used memorabilia such as jerseys, masks, skates and sticks.
1961-62 O-PEE-CHEE #64
The 1961-62 O-Pee-Chee hockey set (also known as 1961-62 Topps) featured 66 cards and 52 stamps. Each five-cent pack includes four cards, a pair of stamps and a stick of bubble gum. The series was “made and distributed in Canada by O-Pee-Chee Co. Ltd., London, Ontario / under license with Topps Chewing Gum Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.”
As of Sep. 1, 2012, only 40 copies of the 1961-62 O-Pee-Chee #64 card (Action Picture) had been submitted to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA). Of the 40 cards submitted, only three copies were graded “8″ or better (just 7.5%). In 2011-12, three new copies had been submitted, one of which was graded “8″ or better.
Overall, the 1961-62 O-Pee-Chee hockey set average was 81.3 copies submitted per card, with an average of 39.8 copies graded “8″ or better (approximately 40.5%).