1924-25 V145-2 William Paterson Hockey Card Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title V145-2 
Year 1924-25
Size 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
Images Black and White
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set

1924-25 V145-2 William Paterson Overview

V145-2 47 Howie Morenz.jpg

The 1924 V145-2 set is one of two issues designated as V145, following the V145-1 issue. With a V-Card distinction, it was a release printed in Canada and designated as a candy/caramel set. Both the V145-1 and V145-2 card sets are relatively similar in appearance. There is nothing on the backs of the card, but the fronts include the player name, team name, card number, and ‘National Hockey League.’

Unlike the V145-1 set that was released a year earlier, the pictures for these were a little different. Instead of utilizing solely portrait shots, this set includes some action shots as well, featuring the full bodies of players with a hockey stick. Any picture of a player’s entire body in the shot would be a V145-2 card.

V145-2 cards are much rarer than the V145-1 cards. To date, according to PSA’s population reports, they have graded approximately 1,300 V145-1 cards and only about half that for V145-2.

As is the case with the V129 set, it is not entirely known who produced the V145 cards. However, most consider them to have been distributed by the William Paterson Company. That name is also often misspelled by collectors as ‘Patterson.’ It is important to note that designation on the V145 cards varies between the two issues. While V145-1 is often attributed as a Paterson issue, some do not cite V145-2 as Paterson cards. That is curious given the similarities in appearance.

William Paterson Ltd. was founded by Canadian politician, William Paterson. The company was later (in 1928, shortly after the production of these cards) acquired by George Weston Limited, a large bakery and food processor.

Beaton’s Bars Overprint

V145-2 Hockey Card Beaton's Bars Overprint BackWhile little reported, a rare variation of the V145-2 cards exists.

Almost all cards that were printed in this set have blank backs. However, a few are known with a rare overprint for a product called, Beaton’s Bars – presumably a candy bar of some sort.

These cards are particularly tough to come by and do not appear often. That could be because they actually had value as each card was good for 1/4 of a cent off of a future purchase of Beaton’s Bars. Collecting an entire set entitled the bearer to a full box of bars.

1924-25 V145-2 William Paterson Checklist

Unlike the V145-1 set, which included 40 cards, the V145-2 issue has 60. Several players are represented in both sets.

  1. Jol Ironstone
  2. George Boucher
  3. Frank Clancy
  4. Lionel Hitchman
  5. Hooley Smith
  6. Frank Nighbor
  7. Cy Dennenay
  8. Spiff Campbell
  9. Frank Finnigan
  10. Alex Connell
  11. Vernon Forbes
  12. Ken Randall
  13. Billy Burch
  14. Shorty Green
  15. Red Green
  16. Alex McKinnon
  17. Charlie Langlois
  18. Mickey Roach
  19. Eddie Bouchard
  20. Jess Spring
  21. Carson Cooper
  22. Smoky Harris
  23. Gopher Headley
  24. Bill Cook
  25. Jim Herberts
  26. Werner Schnarr
  27. Alf Skinner
  28. George Redding
  29. Herbie Mitchell
  30. Hek Fowler
  31. Red Stuart
  32. Clint Benedict
  33. Gerald Munro
  34. Dunc Munro
  35. Dutch Cain
  36. Fred Lowrey
  37. Sammy Rothchild
  38. Ganton Scott
  39. Punch Broadbent
  40. Charlie Dinsmore
  41. Louis Berlinquette
  42. George Carroll
  43. George Vezina
  44. Billy Coutu
  45. Odie Cleghorn
  46. Billy Boucher
  47. Howie Morenz
  48. Aurel Joliat
  49. Sprague Cleghorn
  50. Billy Mantha
  51. Reg Noble
  52. John Ross Roach
  53. Jack Adams
  54. Cecil Babe Dye
  55. Reg Reid
  56. Albert Holway
  57. Bert McCaffery
  58. Bert Corbeau
  59. Lloyd Andrews
  60. Stan Jackson

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