Wednesday, December 10, 2014

1978 O-Pee-Chee

Card Manufacturer: O-Pee-Chee
Card Set: O-Pee-Chee baseball
Year: 1978
Card Number: 29
Card Type; Base

A lot of my Black Friday pick ups for Robin concentrated on more modern cards, but I did manage to add a few more vintage cards to the collection.  While I've had a complete Topps run of Robin's playing days I've been slow to pick up his O-Pee-Chee counterparts.  

I was able to add a couple O-Pee-Chee cards I needed the first being this 1978 example. 

While the photo and layout are exactly the same for both Topps and O-Pee-Chee, the card numbering is different and the card clearly has both French and English on the back and the O-Pee-Chee copyright.

I also think O-Pee-Chee used slightly better card stock.  O-Pee-Chee cards bring a little bit of a premium as they had a smaller print run and were only released in Canada.

Nice to have this one marked off the checklist.

1 comment:

  1. I see that OPC didn't fix Topps's error as to Yount's season at Newark being in 1973 rather than 1971. I guess they bought that he could have been a 15-year-old in Single-A too.