1934 V94 O-Pee-Chee / Canadian Butterfinger Set

‘It’s In The Details’

Title V94 O-Pee-Chee / Canadian Butterfinger
Year 1933/1934
Size 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
Images Sepia
Type Canadian
Number in Set
56 (?)

1934 V94 O-Pee-Chee / Canadian Butterfinger Overview

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The V94 O-Pee-Chee set is often considered to be the Canadian counterpart to the United States’ R310 Butterfinger version. For that reason, the set is sometimes referred to as the Canadian Butterfinger set. However, the set was actually produced by O-Pee-Chee. The set is credited by some as a 1933 issue while it is mostly called a 1934 set by others.

These were sepia-toned photograph premiums issued by O-Pee-Chee. The photos are incredibly fragile and printed only on a regular paper stock.

Images were the same from the R310 issue. However, the Canadian set is not as large in terms of size. The U.S. version of the photos is nearly 8″ wide by 10″ tall. The Canadian set, too, does not include as many different known photos as the American issue.

Many issues have been discovered since Jefferson Burdick’s initial reporting in the American Card Catalog, though. At the time of printing, Burdick identified only 22 photos in the set. Today, we know of nearly 60.

1934 V94 O-Pee-Chee / Canadian Butterfinger Checklist

Today, collectors are conflicted as to how many photos exist in the set.

59 is often the number reported. However, a more possible number may be 56. As stated in this auction listing, the inclusion of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig has been debated. Another source of contention is if Jimmie Foxx has both error and corrected versions. To date, only the corrected version has been seen recently.

Because of that, I have listed those three photos in the checklist with the caveat that they may not exist.

  1. Earl Averill
  2. Larry Benton
  3. James Bottomley
  4. Tom Bridges
  5. Bob Brown
  6. Owen Carroll
  7. Mickey Cochrane
  8. Doc Cramer
  9. Joe Cronin
  10. Alvin Crowder
  11. Dizzy Dean
  12. Edward Delker
  13. Bill Dickey
  14. Rick Ferrell
  15. Lew Fonseca
  16. Jimmie Fox (may not exist)
  17. Jimmie Foxx
  18. Chick Fullis
  19. Lou Gehrig (may not exist)
  20. Charlie Gehringer
  21. Lefty Gomez
  22. Lefty Grove
  23. Mule Haas
  24. Chick Hafey
  25. Stanley Harris
  26. Pinky Higgins
  27. Frank Hogan
  28. Ed Holley
  29. Waite Hoyt
  30. Jim Jordan
  31. Hal Lee
  32. Gus Mancuso
  33. Oscar Melillo
  34. Austin Moore
  35. Randy Moore
  36. Joe Morrissey
  37. Joe Mowry
  38. Bobo Newsom
  39. Ernie Orsatti
  40. Carl Reynolds
  41. Walt Roettger
  42. Babe Ruth (may not exist)
  43. Blondy Ryan
  44. Jack Salveson
  45. Al Simmons
  46. Al Smith
  47. Harold Smith
  48. Allyn Stout
  49. Fresco Thompson
  50. Pat/Art Veltman
  51. Johnny Vergez
  52. Gerald Walker
  53. Paul Waner
  54. Bob Weiland
  55. Earl Whitehill
  56. Burgess Whitehead
  57. Jimmy Wilson
  58. Red Worthington
  59. Tom Zachary

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