When my grandfather passed away quite a few years back I found about 30 of these cards in a trunk in his basement.
Half of them were movie stars and the other half were hockey (with many duplicates in hockey). Dead mint were most of them, like the trunk had never been opened for 60 years, boy two mint Sid Abels I had!
My question is Are these even OPC!?
I know that I have always wondered if they were or not but I am still to this day not convinced they are and here is why!
Why such a dramatic change from the previous years OPC did cards.
These never have gum stains, OPC was a gum company.
Why no series printed on these.
Why is there no display box found.....understandable....
Why were the movie star cards duplicated in the USA, same size etc...remember this was before Topps and OPC had ever got together!
This leads me to believe that a USA and Canadian company that were somewhat one in the same may have produced these...like Hamilton Chewing Gum Canada / Shelby Chewing Gum USA... as they both did Hollywood Picture Star cards earlier.
Shelby Gum was out of USA and the owners son came to Canada and started Hamilton Chewing Gum!
Or maybe it was World Wide Gum, as we know the Goudey company was the American counter part...Here is a picture of a 1939 baseball World Wide Gum Card!
Any opinions are always welcome.