I’ve Got Bigger Ones – 1980-81 O-Pee-Chee Super

So, in the spring of 1981, as the season is heading towards the playoffs and the true brilliance of the young kid named Gretzky is starting to show O-Pee-Chee released a second set of NHL product. I won't call them cards per se, as they measure a whopping 5 x 7 inches. They were not…

I’ve Got Big Ones

Not content with just having the cards in the boxes and on the bottom of the boxes in the 1999-2000 series O-Pee-Chee (now just a shell owned by Topps) started to put out Jumbos measuring 3 1/4" x 4 9/16" as an added bonus in each box. For the next few years they continued this…

Tim Horton Sunday

I went to a card store yesterday. An actual brick and mortar type place. It's tiny. Not much bigger than my living room and just crammed to the ceiling with boxes of cards. As this is Canada the vast majority were hockey. It was nice to be able to talk cards in person and I…

Baseball Triple Play

And no, I don't mean the Triple Play cards that came out and were total junk wax. Just a triple play of cards from a recent trade. Back to the O-Pee-Chee for this post including... 1982 O-Pee-Chee Baseball - Poster Insert When these first came out the year before 10 year old me thought they…

Indiana Jones And The Most Wanted

I can't state this clearly enough. Raiders Of The Lost Ark is a great movie. It's fun and exciting and had cliffhangers galore. The good guy was super cool, the bad guys were super bad and the story was perfect for a sunday matinee. In 1981 when it came out I was 9 years old.…

Stevie Y

Growing up in OHL town in the 70's and 80's afforded me a lot of opportunity to see up and coming players. Some you thought would be good and turned out to be solid NHL players. Some you thought for sure would be can't miss and never got a sniff in the NHL. It was…

Better Late Than Never

It's February 7th. I guess "Stop Procrastinating" wasn't a realistic New Year's Resolution again this year. According to the Trading Card database (and if you're not on it you should be). I have only 59 fully completed Hockey sets. This includes base sets, parallel sets and insert sets. That's kinda sad as I have well…