Friday, May 4, 2018

Oh My, O-Pee-Chee

Not too long back, I received a shipment of cards from COMC, my patience wore thin and I didn't want to wait to get my last few 1969 Topps cards for my set.  I of course got all my cards delivered including this batch of 1970 O-Pee-Chee Giants/

 The fronts are identical to the Topps cards from 1970...

The only noticeable difference is on the back.  If you look along the bottom you can see the Printed in Canada.

I don't remember the exact price but recall these all being pretty affordable and left me four cards short of the Giants team set.  I just need #107 Bobby Etheridge, #466 Juan Marichal AS, #478 Bob Heise and #526 Bob Herbel.  There is a spring sale on COMC starting in a couple days and I might need to try and finish this set.

I have had a fascination with OPC cards since I started collecting and would love to complete the entire run of Giants.  I believe they started issuing OPC cards in 1965 and while I have quite a few, I still have a ways to go.  Here are the number of cards I need by year:

1965 - 13
1966 - 8
1967 - 10
1968 - 11
1969 - 5
1970 - 4
1971 - 21
1972 - 13
1973 - 23
1974 - 22
1975 - 19
1976 - 12
1977 - 1992 Complete
1993 - 1
1994 - Complete

I have a nice run virtually complete from 1977 on.  If you happen to have a source for vintage OPC cards (I don't need great condition) help me out.  I would love to whittle that list down a bit.


  1. I like the title of this post!

  2. I love the OPC’s. I completed the Bosox OPC run a few yrs back. There a few high numbers for 71 that can be tough

  3. 77 to 92 run complete? That's impressive. Best of luck on your hunt to complete the other team sets. I've really started to appreciate OPC baseball cards since I reentered the hobby 10 years ago.

  4. Oh wow I'm impressed. I haven't gotten into OPC. Yet. Have a few of the junk wax era but that's about it. Dual-language always intrigues me and it's nice to have the white cardstock (frayed edges be damned). Though when I do start I'll head right for the 1971s for awesome backs reasons.