Here's a card I recently uncovered while doing research for one of my other freelance jobs:
It's one of five sets (called "series" by its manufacturer) that have been lumped into the V304 catalog designation in the American Card Catalog. Issued during the 1936-37 hockey season, it was one of several sets released by O-Pee-Chee in Canada long before their affiliation with Topps. Of the five "series," this set was the only one designed with a die-cut that allowed the top of the card to be folded over to allow it to "stand" on its own.
Fellow blogger 1967ers gets a little deeper into the set's design here.
They seemed to like the design, as they used it the next year for their only baseball set of the era:
I showed this card here last year, and explained the similarity with the 1934-'36 Batter Up set.
A Statistican - Not a lot of people can say they struck out Willie Mays on their 18th birthday. But this guy could: *Card #375 -- Larry Dierker, Houston Astros* In 1964, ...
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