The cancellation of several sets by Upper Deck and Panini means that O-Pee-Chee will be the largest set of the 2012-13 season. There are 500 base cards, 50 Marquee Rookie cards and 50 Marquee Legends cards, making a total of 600 cards. There are several different parallel sets and a few interesting inserts, like Stickers and Pop-Ups, giving this year’s OPC set some nice variety.
I recently opened another box of OPC. Here are the results:
178 base cards – Three hobby boxes will get you around 540 base cards. This box did not have any doubles, but of course the odds of no doubles decreases with every box you open. While I like the front of the base cards, I despise the ugly brown backs.
3 Retro Parallel Marquee Legend cards – Dave Schultz, Ray Bourque and Duane Sutter were the three Retro Parallel Marquee Legends in this box. I’m not sure why Duane “Dog” Sutter is among the Marquee Legends in this set.
Montreal Maroons (Primary) Logo Patch – Patch cards are found one in every three boxes (or 1 in every 96 packs). What is odd is that out of almost 100 different patch cards, I pulled a Maroons patch twice.
O-Pee-Chee has had a lukewarm reception this season, driving the prices down on unopened boxes. Major online retailers are selling the 32-pack boxes for under $48, which equates to $1.50 per 8-card pack. So, if you are still on the fence about buying a box or two, prices have never been lower.
Special thanks to Upper Deck for providing the box for this break.