Collectors who appreciate learning about the history of trading card companies and their products have a new book to consider.
The O-Pee-Chee Hockey Card story offers 116 pages of information and background on the London, Ontario-based company that was a part of every Canadian kid’s childhood for many years, producing hockey and baseball gum cards.
The book’s author is Richard Scott, who has written numerous collecting books including the Wayne Gretzky Collector’s Handbook, the Parkies Hockey Card Story and others. He also publishes the sports collecting magazine The Want List.
The book includes chapters on the company’s legacy as a hockey card brand, a rundown of O-Pee-Chee wrappers and packs through the years, the collaboration with the Topps Company, the acquisition of the company name by Upper Deck in 2007, its baseball and CFL products and more.
The softcover book measures 6×9” and is available via Amazon.com.