1933-34 V252 Canadian Gum Hockey Card Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title V252 Canadian Gum
Year 1933-34
Size 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
Images Black and White
Type Candy
Number in Set

1933-34 V252 Canadian Gum Overview


The 1933-34 V252 Canadian Gum hockey card set included 50 cards. Each card featured a black and white image with the words “Hockey Picture Gum” at the top. The player’s name was below his picture.

The cards were unique in that collectors were encouraged to cut out a box at the bottom (under the player’s name) that involved a game. For this reason, cards will be found fully intact or with the bottom portion removed. Obviously, cards still intact have a higher value.

Many of the players’ names on these cards also included a nickname, which was printed in parentheses after his formal first name.

1933-34 V252 Canadian Gum “Home Hockey Game”

The fronts advertised a “Fascinating Home Hockey Game” and the back explained how collectors could receive one. Each card front included a letter and collectors had to save the letters to spell the full names of any five of the nine team names listed. In order, they were presented:

  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • New York Rangers
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Chicago Black Hawks
  • Boston Bruins
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Montreal Maroons
  • New York Americans

The prize for mailing in the number and quantity of letters required to spell five team names was the Home Hockey Game advertised on the front. No details about a contest expiration date are known.

  1. Clarence Abel
  2. Laurie Aurie
  3. Ace Bailey
  4. Helge Bostrom
  5. Billy Brydge
  6. Glenn Brydson
  7. Marty Burke
  8. Gerald Carson
  9. Lorne Chabot
  10. King Clancy
  11. Dit Clapper
  12. Charlie Conacher
  13. Lionel Conacher
  14. Alex Connell
  15. Bun Cook
  16. Dan Cox
  17. Happy Day
  18. Cecil Dillon
  19. Lorne Duguid
  20. Duke Dutkowski
  21. Red Dutton
  22. Happy Emms
  23. Frank Finnigan
  24. Chuck Gardiner
  25. Ebbie Goodfellow
  26. Johnny Gottselig
  27. Bob Gracie
  28. George Hainsworth
  29. Ott Heller
  30. Normie Himes
  31. Red Horner
  32. Busher Jackson
  33. Red Jackson
  34. Aurel Joliat
  35. Dave Kerr
  36. Pit Lepine
  37. George Mantha
  38. Howie Morenz
  39. Murray Murdock
  40. Baldy Northcott
  41. John Ross Roach
  42. Johnny Sheppard
  43. Babe Siebert
  44. Alex Smith
  45. Johnny Sorrell
  46. Nels Stewart
  47. Dave Trottier
  48. Bill Touhey
  49. James Ward
  50. Nick Wasnie

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