1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Football Cards

There are 132 cards in the 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL football card set: 13 players from each of the 9 CFL teams, 14 "Pro Action" cards, and a checklist. The cards closely resemble 1972 Topps NFL football cards.

The 1972 O-Pee-Chee cards are plain, and the images of many of the players are dark, especially on the Pro Action cards. The cards also tend to have centering problems. On the plus side, two of the top Heisman Trophy candidates of 1971, Johnny Musso and Eric Allen, appear in the set. Their cards filled a couple of holes on my page of cards of Heisman candidates.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bob Krouse 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 1 Bob Krouse Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker McMaster
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL John Williams 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 2 John Williams Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back New Mexico Highlands
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Garney Henley 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 3 Garney Henley Hamilton Tiger-Cats halfback Huron College Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 2004
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Dick Wesolowski 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 4 Dick Wesolowski Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back North Carolina
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Paul McKay 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 5 Paul McKay Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Toronto
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Bill Danychuk 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 6 Bill Danychuk Hamilton Tiger-Cats guard Tennessee
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Angelo Mosca 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 7 Angelo Mosca Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive tackle Notre Dame, Wyoming Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1987
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Tommy Joe Coffey 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 8 Tommy Joe Coffey Hamilton Tiger-Cats end, kicker West Texas State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1977
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Tony Gabriel 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 9 Tony Gabriel Hamilton Tiger-Cats tight end Syracuse Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1984
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Mike Blum 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 10 Mike Blum Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Northern Michigan
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Doug Mitchell 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 11 Doug Mitchell Hamilton Tiger-Cats center Western Ontario Mitchell's older brother, Bill Mitchell, also played in the CFL.
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Emery Hicks 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 12 Emery Hicks Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Kansas
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Max Anderson 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 13 Max Anderson Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back Arizona State Anderson played for the Buffalo Bills in 1969.
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ed George 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 14 Ed George Montreal Alouettes tackle Wake Forest, Ferrum Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2005
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Mark Kosmos 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 15 Mark Kosmos Montreal Alouettes linebacker Oklahoma
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Ted Collins 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 16 Ted Collins Montreal Alouettes tackle Detroit
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Peter Dalla Riva 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 17 Peter Dalla Riva Montreal Alouettes tight end Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1993
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Pierre Desjardins 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 18 Pierre Desjardins Montreal Alouettes tackle Wyoming
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Terry Evanshen 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 19 Terry Evanshen Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Utah State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1984
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Larry Fairholm 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 20 Larry Fairholm Montreal Alouettes defensive back Arizona
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Jim Foley 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 21 Jim Foley Montreal Alouettes running back Prince Edward Island
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Gordon Judges 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 22 Gordon Judges Montreal Alouettes wide receiver
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Barry Randall 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 23 Barry Randall Montreal Alouettes tackle Eastern Washington
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Brad Upshaw 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 24 Brad Upshaw Montreal Alouettes wide receiver
1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL Jorma Kuisma 1972 O-Pee-Chee CFL 25 Jorma Kuisma Montreal Alouettes linebacker Cal State-Northridge