1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Football Cards

1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL football card wrapperThere are 115 cards in the 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL football card set. The player cards have nearly the same design, front and back, as second series 1969 Topps NFL and AFL football cards. The only difference is that the CFL cards have football fields and stadiums in the background, while the NFL/AFL cards have solid color backgrounds.

Because the 1970 CFL set contains 115 cards, some of the cards must have been appeared three times on the uncut sheets, while the rest appeared just twice. A standard sheet contains 264 cards, and 115 does not divide evenly into 264. Cards 111-115 seem like fillers: three lists of award winners, a list of the coaches, and an explanation of the jersey numbering system. Perhaps they were just a way to make the set slightly different from the 1969 NFL/AFL set.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ed Harrington 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 1 Ed Harrington Toronto Argonauts defensive end Langston nm
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Danny Nykoluk 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 2 Danny Nykoluk Toronto Argonauts tackle Nykoluk's younger brother, Mike Nykoluk, played hockey for the Toronto Maple Leafs and was head coach of the Maple Leafs for three seasons. nm+
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Marv Luster 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 3 Marv Luster Toronto Argonauts defensive back, wide receiver UCLA Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1974
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Dave Raimey 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 4 Dave Raimey Toronto Argonauts running back, defensive back Michigan Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2000
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bill Symons 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 5 Bill Symons Toronto Argonauts running back Colorado Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1997 Symons was the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 1968. PSA 8
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Tom Wilkinson 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 6 Tom Wilkinson Toronto Argonauts quarterback Wyoming Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1987 nm
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Mike Wadsworth 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 7 Mike Wadsworth Toronto Argonauts defensive tackle Notre Dame
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Dick Thornton 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 8 Dick Thornton Toronto Argonauts defensive back, quarterback Northwestern Thornton played for the World Football League's Memphis Southmen in 1974. ex+
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Jim Tomlin 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 9 Jim Tomlin Toronto Argonauts defensive back Stephen F. Austin exmt
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Mel Profit 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 10 Mel Profit Toronto Argonauts tight end UCLA vg-ex
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bobby Taylor 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 11 Bobby Taylor Toronto Argonauts flanker
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Dave Mann 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 12 Dave Mann Toronto Argonauts halfback Oregon State
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Tommy Joe Coffey 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 13 Tommy Joe Coffey Hamilton Tiger-Cats end, kicker West Texas State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1977
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Angelo Mosca 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 14 Angelo Mosca Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive tackle Notre Dame, Wyoming Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1987 exmt
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Joe Zuger 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 15 Joe Zuger Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback, punter Arizona State
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Garney Henley 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 16 Garney Henley Hamilton Tiger-Cats halfback Huron College Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 2004 nm+ oc
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Mike Strofolino 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 17 Mike Strofolino Hamilton Tiger-Cats center, linebacker Villanova Strofolino played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Colts in 1965, and for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1966 to 1968. PSA 8
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Billy Ray Locklin 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 18 Billy Ray Locklin Hamilton Tiger-Cats tackle New Mexico State PSA 7.5
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ted Page 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 19 Ted Page Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker California State - LA nm+
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bill Danychuk 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 20 Bill Danychuk Hamilton Tiger-Cats guard Tennessee PSA 9
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bob Krouse 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 21 Bob Krouse Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker McMaster nm-mt oc
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL John Reid 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 22 John Reid Hamilton Tiger-Cats center Tulsa nm
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Dick Wesolowski 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 23 Dick Wesolowski Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back North Carolina
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Willie Bethea 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 24 Willie Bethea Hamilton Tiger-Cats fullback exmt
1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ken Sugarman 1970 O-Pee-Chee CFL 25 Ken Sugarman BC Lions defensive tackle Whitworth College nm+