The 1933-34 V129 hockey card set includes a total of 50 black and white cards. It is designated as a V-Card because it was manufactured in Canada. The cards are very basic with only a black and white picture and name on the fronts. Backs include a player biography and some statistics. Even the backgrounds are blank.
The manufacturer of the cards is unknown since there is no printing to identify them. Cards are printed vertically but a horizontal card (No. 18 – John Ross Roach) was included as well.
One unique feature is that many of the cards in the set utilize a player’s nickname as his first name. When that occurs, the name is printed in parentheses.
1933-34 V129 Anonymous Harry Oliver Short Print
The cards are already rare enough as it is, but one is incredibly difficult to find – No. 29 Harry Oliver. It is not only the most desirable card in the set but one of the most sought after pre-war hockey cards in existence.
Only a handful of the Oliver cards are currently known to be in existence and as of the time of this writing, PSA has graded only a single copy. The card is so rare, in fact, that most collectors consider the set to be complete without it.