1966-67 O-PEE-CHEE #127 JEAN BELIVEAU • 40 CARDS IN 40 WEEKS • WEEK 36 • 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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1966-67 O-PEE-CHEE #127
The 1966-67 O-Pee-Chee hockey card set (also known as 1966-67 Topps) was sold in two separate series, with 66 different cards in each series (132 total cards). Picture cards were sold in five-cent packs, with a stick of O-Pee-Chee 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 93 copies of the 1966-67 O-Pee-Chee #127 card (Jean Béliveau All-Star) had been submitted to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA). Of the 93 cards submitted, only nine copies were graded “8″ or better (just 9.68%). In 2011-12, eight new copies had been submitted, of which one was graded “8″ or better.
Overall, the 1966-67 O-Pee-Chee hockey set average was 84.5 copies submitted per card, but with an average of 20 copies graded “8″ or better (approximately 23.64%).