Last weekend, I found some more 1972-73 O-Pee-Chee cards that I needed for my set build. Many of them were commons, but 12 of them were pretty awesome and worth scanning. So, for your enjoyment, here are a dozen cards from the ’72-73 OPC set:
226 – Tony Esposito (1st Team All-Star)
145 – Ken Dryden…unfortunately, I think this card was trimmed, and I did not realize it until I got home. It measures about 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″.
190 – 2nd Series Checklist (unmarked)
334 – 3rd Series Checklist (unmarked)
I now need only 108 cards to complete this set.
8 thoughts on “A dozen 1972-73 O-Pee-Chee cards”
Check the edges on your Dryden card. OPC will cut the odd card short. I don’t remember it that much from that set in particular, but I wasn’t really looking for it either.
It’s not uncommon at all from 1967-70 or so.
Most of my dupes are in the third series and they’re dupes because I replaced them for some reason/flaw or other. I will wade through the list and see what can be found in my piles of stuff. 🙂
Which variation of the 3rd series checklist is that? One lists all the players, the other (earlier) one lists the last half-dozen as “other WHA stars” or something to that effect. I can’t recall which is the tough one.
It is the variation of the checklist that actually lists the player names.
I now have both variations of this checklist, because I am a dork that collects variations 🙂
I have them both, too. It was the named one that took me longer, but that could be just happenstance.
If variations get you hooked, stay clear of ’73-74 OPC. There are two of each card (light and dark back). I keep wavering on chasing the master set.
Great pick ups. I admit, I have a soft spot for this set. Many collectors underappreciate this one if you ask me.
Do either of you know if OPC ever “over”cut a card? I have a card from 84-85 that measures a little larger than the typical card.
If a given set has a card that is typically undercut, there’s often an overcut one to match it. Here’s a case in point: http://1967ers.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/was-willie-stargell-trimmed-lets-ask-frank-mahovlich/
A couple of the imageshack links appear wonky, but the key ones are working.
This is an underrated set by far. Some really great players and you an get a Bobby Orr without paying an arm and a leg (or two knees).
How does the team logos and the Team Canada sub-sets fit into this year? Are they separate? How did you purchase them back then. I can not seem to find any information.