Category Archives: OPC

Cleaning up the ’70-71 hockey design

I’ve never found the 1970-71 Topps/OPC design to be particularly effective.  It might even be the ugliest design they ever came up with.  I think it’s certainly top five, anyway. This is unfortunate, since as I showed a long time back, … Continue reading

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A couple of old-school box hits

A few weeks back, Luke of the Cardboard Review pondered just what one would have to do to make base sets relevant again.  His solution was basically what card companies have been doing – make the sets really big, offer … Continue reading

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I’ve been looking for a good 1969 OPC Rose for ages.  To get the ’66 at the same time was a real bonus. 1960s OPC baseball is good in the sense that the sets are nice and small and there … Continue reading

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I’ll call this a successful Fall Expo.

The Fall Expo in Toronto hasn’t been as kind to me in recent years.  The main reason for this is that I now attend with a much more specific list.  When any of several hundred cards would do, it’s easy … Continue reading

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Finally – an Orr auto

And it isn’t even Colton. I’ve never been a huge collector of autograph cards. I don’t actively dislike them, but I’m usually chasing vintage sets and most modern auto cards don’t really fit that profile.  I have a few things … Continue reading

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Aussie rules? Of course it does!

These cards were produced within a few months of each other, half a world apart.  Both have designs used under license from Topps. One depicts Wayne Gordon of Melbourne Football club, the other Gordie Howe of the Hartford Whalers.  They … Continue reading

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Charlie Simmer – the sniper the Seals threw away

The Seals fascinate me. I do suspect that never having had to sit and watch them play is a part of this.  There are plenty of incompetent teams out there that I don’t find nearly as fascinating, particularly when it’s … Continue reading

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A new final card for Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr retired November 8, 1978.  This was before the OPC print run was complete (cards usually hit the stores somewhere around January, if I recall correctly), so there was time to make a special retirement card for him.  He … Continue reading

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Charity trivia contest – prize list

Hi all, A couple of hockey bloggers are taking part in charity runs and thus have fundraising efforts.  I’m trying to help them out and, as such, have devised a little contest.  I’ve gone through my boxes of stuff and … Continue reading

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Another birthday – Gordie’s 85th

I missed the day for Bobby Orr last week, but I won’t miss this one.  Gordie Howe is 85 this weekend.  That doesn’t make me feel old as Gordie was always old (whereas Bobby Orr is perpetually young and the … Continue reading

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