2012-13 O-Pee-Chee Box Break

2012-13 O-Pee-Chee Hobby BoxThe 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:

base178 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.

marquee_rookie8 Marquee Rookie cards – Chay Genoway, Lane MacDermid, Casey Cizikas, Scott Glennie, Matt Watkins, Robert Mayer, Ryan Garbutt and a “retro rookie” of Pelle Lindbergh.

marquee_legend8 Marquee Legend cards – Alex Delvecchio, Brad Park, Bryan Trottier, Bobby Clarke, Ray Bourque, Doug Wilson, Dave Schultz…and Duane Sutter?

retro27 Retro Parallel cards – Alex Ovechkin (are we calling him “Alex” now?) was the best Retro Parallel card pulled from this box.

retro_rookie2 Retro Parallel Marquee Rookie cards – Chay Genoway (who?) and Scott Glennie (who?) were the two Retro Parallel RCs in this box.

retro_legend3 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.

rainbow7 Rainbow Parallel cards – Jared Spurgeon, Marian Gaborik, Paul Martin, Peter Budaj, Brooks Orpik, Steve Ott and Daniel Girardi.

rainbow_legend1 Rainbow Parallel Marquee Legend card – Ray Bourque…this is my 3rd Bourque card in this box. Not complainin’, just sayin’.

rainbow_black2 Rainbow Parallel Black cards – Alexander Semin (048 / 100)  and Adam Henrique (020 / 100).

rainbow_legend_black1 Rainbow Parallel Black Marquee Legend – Dale Hawkerchuk (055 / 100)

sticker11 Stickers – Jonathan Toews, Ilya Kovalchuk, Paul Stastny, Zdeno Chara, Drew Doughty, Martin Brodeur, Henrik Zetterberg, Nathan Horton, Mikka Kiprusoff, Steven Stamkos and Patrick Kane.

popup2 Pop Ups – Jeff Skinner and Bobby Orr.

maroons_patchMontreal 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.


Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

3 thoughts on “2012-13 O-Pee-Chee Box Break”

  1. If you aren’t building the rainbow parallel set, I could use the Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik you pulled. If you are building it, then you should give them to me anyway. Just kidding.

  2. Since you already busted a case of this I thought you’d gone crazy until the last sentence of the post. I might actually pick up a few boxes at the show out of pure boredom.

  3. That Girardi is a damn fine card. I’m sure the Gaborik looks just as nice. I may have to look at picking up a few. Then again, it could be that I’m a Rangers Fan. 🙂

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