Wednesday, March 19, 2014

OMG it's O-Pee-Chee

I don't give vintage O-Pee-Chee the attention I should.  O-Pee-Chee is one of the brands I don't have a Rangers checklist for and maybe I'll fix that one day.  Thankfully, Jim from GCRL is looking out for me.

He sent over a package of cards while I was on vacation and one of the cards he included was this 1973 O.P.C. Texas Ranges team card.  He included a note that said "Don't forget to respect the O-Pee-Chee."  He's right of course.

He sent over a number of cards that were new to me.  I don't recall ever seeing this 1993 Pacific Beisbol Amigos card which includes Julio Franco, Jose Canseco and Rafael Palmeiro.

If you never got to see Ivan Rodriguez gun down a runner in person, you missed out.

Reggie, Reggie, Reggie.  You are not allowed to bowl over the catcher.   At least not this year.

Oooh, purple!  I like purple refractors.

Next to the vintage O-Pee-Chee, this is my favorite card of the package.  This is my first 2012 Panini Cooperstown Field Generals card and I want them ALL!  I know it's Panini, but I love this little set of catchers and need to track the rest of them down.  There are 9 others so it shouldn't be that hard.

Jim, thanks for a great package and some good advice.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pickups. I too am guilty of not giving OPC cards the attention they deserve. For the most part the OPC sets were nearly identical to the Topps. Some years they were a smaller count so the numbering was different some years and sometimes they used a different photo than the Topps release. Usually recently traded guys were shown in the old team uni with a "traded to..." line on the front. I think most checklists use the team pictured (which was usually the team named on card) for ID purposes. gcrl has a "finished" blog out there called "Oh My O-Pee-Chee" where he points out the differences between the OPC and Topps issues for each year. I don't think he covered each and every card for each year, but I think any time there was a card with a different picture or a "traded" card he does a nice analysis of the cards.