Evgeni Malkin Shiny Promo

For some reason the 2007-08 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set has been booming along with trades and proposals coming fast and furious. I'm ok with that as it is really the last O-Pee-Chee hockey set that I can say I have a mathematically realistic chance of actually completing the master set on. Sure there are a parallels,…

Noah and the Boys

I find that with the newer O-Pee-Chee cards I get them in large chunks at a time and I don't take enough time to appreciate what I get. In my youth I would maybe get a few packs a week at most and I'd have days to look at and read everything on the back…

A Lot of Lots of Baseball

Today was nice and sunny. I sat outside and had a glass of wine and thought about baseball. Specifically the Blue Jays and whether they will continue their upward trajectory going into another weird season. I bought a couple of junk lots that had tons of baseball in them, a few cool odds and ends…

Canadiens Fan Fest

O-Pee-Chee may have been around for most of the 20th century but didn't do a lot of marketing other than putting their candy and cards in the store. Why would they? They were the undoubted #1 north of the border and had the best product. Until they didn't. With the explosion in cards and card…