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.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
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
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
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
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Dave Raimey 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 12 Dave Raimey Toronto Argonauts running back, defensive back Michigan Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2000 Raimey played for the Cleveland Browns in 1964.
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Joe Theismann 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 13 Joe Theismann Toronto Argonauts quarterback Notre Dame Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 2003 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.
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
1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ross Richardson 1971 O-Pee-Chee CFL 25 Ross Richardson Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard North Dakota exmt