1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Football Cards

1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL football card wrapperThere are 132 cards in the 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL football card set: 14-15 players from each of the 9 CFL teams, plus a checklist with the players' names in tiny print. At least sixteen players in the set also saw playing time in the NFL or AFL. I have identified those players in the notes below.

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bill Symons 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 1 Bill Symons Toronto Argonauts running back Colorado Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1997 exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Mel Profit 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 2 Mel Profit Toronto Argonauts tight end UCLA nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Jim Tomlin 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 3 Jim Tomlin Toronto Argonauts defensive back Stephen F. Austin nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ed Harrington 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 4 Ed Harrington Toronto Argonauts defensive end Langston
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Jim Corrigall 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 5 Jim Corrigall Toronto Argonauts linebacker Kent State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1990 exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Chip Barrett 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 6 Chip Barrett Toronto Argonauts defensive back British Columbia
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Marv Luster 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 7 Marv Luster Toronto Argonauts defensive back, wide receiver UCLA Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1974 exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ellison Kelly 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 8 Ellison Kelly Toronto Argonauts tackle Michigan State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1992 nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Charlie Bray 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 9 Charlie Bray Toronto Argonauts guard Central State nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Peter Martin 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 10 Peter Martin Toronto Argonauts defensive end Western Ontario nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Tony Moro 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 11 Tony Moro Toronto Argonauts tight end Dayton nm oc
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Dave Raimey 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 12 Dave Raimey Toronto Argonauts defensive back Michigan Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2000 Raimey played for the Cleveland Browns in 1964. ex
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Joe Theismann 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 13 Joe Theismann Toronto Argonauts quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 2003, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Pre-rookie card

Theismann played three seasons for the Argonauts, then moved to the NFL and played twelve seasons for the Washington Redskins.
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Greg Barton 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 14 Greg Barton Toronto Argonauts quarterback Tulsa Barton played in one game for the Detroit Lions in 1969. See my Cups of Coffee page for cards of other players who appeared in exactly one NFL, AFL, or AAFC game.
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Leon McQuay 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 15 Leon McQuay Toronto Argonauts running back Tampa McQuay played from 1974 to 1976 in the NFL: one season each with the Giants, Patriots, and Saints. exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Don Jonas 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 16 Don Jonas Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback, kicker Penn State Jonas was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 1971.
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Doug Strong 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 17 Doug Strong Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Waterloo Lutheran exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Paul Brule 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 18 Paul Brule Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back St. Francis Xavier exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bill Frank 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 19 Bill Frank Winnipeg Blue Bombers tackle Colorado Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2001 Frank played for the Dallas Cowboys in 1964. ex
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Joe Critchlow 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 20 Joe Critchlow Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive tackle Southest Missouri State nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Chuck Liebrock 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 21 Chuck Liebrock Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard Hillsdale exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Rob McLaren 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 22 Rob McLaren Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Simon Fraser
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bob Swift 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 23 Bob Swift Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard, center Clemson
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Rick Shaw 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 24 Rick Shaw Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Arizona State nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ross Richardson 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 25 Ross Richardson Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard North Dakota exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Benjy Dial 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 26 Benjy Dial Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Eastern New Mexico Error card

Dial played in one game for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1967. His first name is misspelled "Benji" on this card. See my Cups of Coffee page for cards of other players who appeared in exactly one NFL, AFL, or AAFC game.
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Jim Heighton 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 27 Jim Heighton Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive end vg
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ed Ulmer 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 28 Ed Ulmer Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Ohio State nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Glen Schapansky 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 29 Glen Schapansky Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive tackle nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Larry Slagle 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 30 Larry Slagle Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard UCLA ex
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Tom Cassese 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 31 Tom Cassese BC Lions flanker C.W. Post Cassese played for the Denver Broncos in 1967.
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ted Gerela 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 32 Ted Gerela BC Lions kicker Washington State Gerela's brother Roy was a kicker for the Houston Oilers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and San Diego Chargers. exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bob Howes 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 33 Bob Howes BC Lions center Queen's nm oc
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ken Sugarman 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 34 Ken Sugarman BC Lions defensive tackle Whitworth College nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL A.D. Whitfield 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 35 A.D. Whitfield BC Lions fullback North Texas After four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, Whitfield played one season, 1970, for British Columbia. nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Jim Young 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 36 Jim Young BC Lions running back, flanker Queen's Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1991 Young played for the Minnesota Vikings in 1965 and 1966.
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Tom Wilkinson 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 37 Tom Wilkinson BC Lions quarterback Wyoming Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1987 Wilkinson was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 1974.
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Lefty Hendrickson 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 38 Lefty Hendrickson BC Lions end Oregon Hendrickson's given first name is Lynn. His sons, Craig Hendrickson and Scott Hendrickson, also played in the CFL. nm+
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Dave Golinsky 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 39 Dave Golinsky BC Lions tackle Washington State nm oc
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Gerry Herron 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 40 Gerry Herron BC Lions defensive back Washington State nm oc
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Jim Evenson 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 41 Jim Evenson BC Lions running back Oregon
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Greg Findlay 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 42 Greg Findlay BC Lions linebacker nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Garrett Hunsperger 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 43 Garrett Hunsperger BC Lions defensive end Central Missouri State Error card

Hunsperger's first name is misspelled "Garret" on this card.
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1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Jerry Bradley 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 44 Jerry Bradley BC Lions wide receiver California exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Trevor Ekdahl 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 45 Trevor Ekdahl BC Lions guard Utah State nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bayne Norrie 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 46 Bayne Norrie Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Queen's ex
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Henry King 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 47 Henry King Edmonton Eskimos running back Utah State King played for the New York Jets in 1967. exmt
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Terry Swarn 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 48 Terry Swarn Edmonton Eskimos running back Colorado State nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Jim Thomas 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 49 Jim Thomas Edmonton Eskimos running back Mississippi Industrial College nm
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bob Houmard 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 50 Bob Houmard Edmonton Eskimos running back Ohio nm oc

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