1964-65 O-PEE-CHEE #80 BOBBY ROUSSEAU • 40 CARDS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 16 • 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.
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1964-65 O-PEE-CHEE #80
The 1964-65 O-Pee-Chee hockey card set (also known as 1964-65 Topps or 1964-65 Tall Boys) was sold in two separate series, with 55 different cards in each series (110 total cards). Giant size picture cards were sold in five-cent packs, with a stick of bubble gum included in every pack. The cards were 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 95 copies of the 1964-65 O-Pee-Chee #80 card (Bobby Rousseau) had been submitted to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA). Of the 95 cards submitted, only eight copies were graded “8″ or better (just 8.42%). In 2011-12, 13 new copies had been submitted, none of which were graded “8″ or better.
Overall, the 1964-65 O-Pee-Chee hockey set average was 121.1 copies submitted per card, but with an average of 34.6 copies graded “8″ or better (approximately 28.6%).