1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Football Cards

There are 132 cards in the 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL set. The set fit exactly twice on a 264-card sheet, so there are no short prints or double prints in the set. The fronts of the cards closely resemble those of 1968 Topps NFL/AFL cards, but the backs are different.

The 1968 O-Pee-Chee set contains numerous players who had short careers in the NFL or AFL, but who never appeared on American football cards. I have marked most of those players in the Notes column below.

A huge thanks to Larry Oleskiw for providing the images for this set.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Roger Murphy 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 1 Roger Murphy Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Northwestern
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Charlie Parker 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 2 Charlie Parker Montreal Alouettes guard Southern Mississippi Parker played for the Denver Broncos in 1965.
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Mike Webster 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 3 Mike Webster Montreal Alouettes defensive tackle Notre Dame
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Carroll Williams 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 4 Carroll Williams Montreal Alouettes quarterback Xavier Williams was inducted into the Xavier University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Phil Brady 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 5 Phil Brady Montreal Alouettes defensive back, running back BYU Brady played for the Denver Broncos in 1969.
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Dave Lewis 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 6 Dave Lewis Montreal Alouettes punter Stanford
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL John Baker 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 7 John Baker Montreal Alouettes defensive end Norfolk State Baker played for the New York Giants in 1970.
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Basil Bark 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 8 Basil Bark Montreal Alouettes center
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Donnie Davis 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 9 Donnie Davis Montreal Alouettes tight end Southern Davis played for the Dallas Cowboys in 1962, and for the Houston Oilers in 1970.
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Pierre Desjardins 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 10 Pierre Desjardins Montreal Alouettes tackle Wyoming
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Larry Fairholm 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 11 Larry Fairholm Montreal Alouettes defensive back Arizona
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Peter Paquette 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 12 Peter Paquette Montreal Alouettes defensive back Iowa
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ray Lychak 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 13 Ray Lychak Montreal Alouettes guard, tackle San Jose State
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ted Collins 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 14 Ted Collins Ottawa Rough Riders tackle Detroit
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Margene Adkins 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 15 Margene Adkins Ottawa Rough Riders wide receiver Henderson Junior College In three seasons with Ottawa, Adkins caught 134 passes for 3208 yards--an average of almost 24 yards per catch.
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ron Stewart 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 16 Ron Stewart Ottawa Rough Riders halfback Queen's Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1977
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Russ Jackson 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 17 Russ Jackson Ottawa Rough Riders quarterback McMaster Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1973
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bo Scott 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 18 Bo Scott Ottawa Rough Riders running back Ohio State
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Joe Poirier 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 19 Joe Poirier Ottawa Rough Riders defensive back McGill
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Wayne Giardino 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 20 Wayne Giardino Ottawa Rough Riders fullback Florida State
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Gene Gaines 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 21 Gene Gaines Ottawa Rough Riders linebacker, defensive back UCLA Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1994
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Billy Joe Booth 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 22 Billy Joe Booth Ottawa Rough Riders defensive end LSU
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Whit Tucker 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 23 Whit Tucker Ottawa Rough Riders halfback Western Ontario Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1993
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Rick Black 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 24 Rick Black Ottawa Rough Riders fullback, punter Mount Allison
1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ken Lehmann 1968 O-Pee-Chee CFL 25 Ken Lehmann Ottawa Rough Riders linebacker Xavier Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2011