Right To The (Deckle) Edge

When I first saw a listing for a Deckle Edge card I honestly did not know what it meant. But I knew where to find the answer (no not Google). I asked my dad. He told me it just meant a rough edge when paper is made before it is all cut nice and smooth.…

Most Wanted Update

It's been a great few weeks for knocking off Most Wanted list updates. I've been able to remove a few through ebay, trades and a junk box pick up. #91982-83 O-Pee-Chee #236 Paul Gardner PPG LeaderLeader cards are normally a premium as they generally have the superstars leading the category. Paul Garder broke out that…

The Starting Of The End of The Start

To me the 1978-79 O-Pee-Chee hockey set is the start of my long love affair with card collecting. The first set I ever remember actually going to the store to buy with my big brother. The first time I saw a cool insert/special card (The Bobby Orr retirement card). The cool build a puzzle back…

Vintage Card Backs Are Much More Fun

I like the backs of hockey cards. Or at least the backs of vintage cards from the 70's and 80's. Generally straightforward with a ton of info squished in and often with a cartoon. Take a look at this one. 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee Rick Macleish. I mean the front is pretty cool. Got that early 70's…

Getting Sticky With It

When the O-Pee-Chee stickers first came out I was all over them. Something new to collect and a cool album to stick them in. Over the years those early albums, normally a few stickers short of completion have been tossed out or lost. I've been trying to replace the stickers along with the cards to…

The Newest Stuff

For about the past 10 years I have said to myself, "Enough, Trevor, you don't need to collect the newest O-Pee-Chee release" I mean come on, O-Pee-Chee as an actual company hasn't been around for over 25 years now. It's just a zombie name carried on by Upper Deck these days anyway. Every year I…

Mixing It Up In The Ring

I'm really missing card shows and going to the LCS. Buying online just doesn't have the same appeal to me and I've been burned a couple times with cards that look nice in pictures and then show up in less than appealing conditions. As a result I've been spending more time with my existing collection…

1984 O-Pee-Chee VOLTRON

"Activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! LET'S GO VOLTRON FORCE!" "Form feet and legs! Form arms and body! And, I'll form the head!" Aww, that was it. Once you heard those words you knew the bad guy was about to get his ass handed to him. In 1984 I was so…

Nick Libett Was Underrated

Who you may ask is Nick Libett? Well he was a core member of some bad Red Wings teals in the 70's but still managed a solid career spanning almost 1000 games and close to 500 points. He was not spectacular but was steady. He even managed to represent Canada in the 1979 World Championships…