The World Hockey Association and Its Hockey Cards

The World Hockey Affiliation raged the expert hockey world in the 1970’s. The association existed for a very long time from 1972-73 to 1978-79. In that time, the WHA took away the absolute most prominent players from the Public Hockey Association, including Gordie Howe, Bobby Structure, Gerry Cheevers and, for one year, Wayne Gretzky.

The WHA likewise advanced onto cardboard and stays right up ’til now an extraordinary piece of the classic hockey cards gathering side interest. WHA hockey cards were first delivered by O-Pee-Chee as a component of the 1972-73 NHL series. O-Pee-Chee last delivered a WHA series in 1977-78, with no set in the last year of the association because of the flimsiness of the WHA.

The 1972-73 series came as card numbers 290 to 341 toward the finish of the NHL set. Of these cards, three are evaluated as star cards and esteemed very high. The Bobby Frame number 336 card is esteemed at $60, the number 340 of Gerry Cheevers is worth up to $30 and the 341 of Gerry Pinder is valued at $20. A typical card in the WHA gathering of cards is esteemed at $8.

O-Pee-Chee delivered a subset of group logos in 1972-73 too. 18 through 30 in this subset are WHA logos. The worth of these cards goes from $60 to $100. The logo card of the Minnesota Battling Holy people is esteemed the most noteworthy at $100. In examination, the NHL cards in a similar subset generally go for $10-$12. The special cases for this are the two extension groups for that season, the Atlanta Flares ($250) and the New York Islanders ($150).

The next year, O-Pee-Chee didn’t deliver a WHA hockey card series however Quaker Oats did. The Quaker Oats cards came in segments of five with holes between each. Bobby Structure and Gerry Cheevers are the features of this set.

From 1974-75 to 1977-78, O-Pee-Chee created a WHA series separate from the NHL series with something else entirely. The feature of the 66 card 1974-75 set is card number one of the Howe family. The card highlights Gordie, Imprint and Marty Howe as individuals from the Houston Aeros. The card is esteemed at $80, which is close to half of the $200 that the entire set is worth.

For the following three seasons, the WHA series was driven in esteem by Howes and Bobby Structure. The most elevated esteemed set was the 1975-76 series at $400 for the 132 card set. Starting there the last two sets decreased in esteem.