When hockey fans of a certain age think back 40 years, they are transported to a time where the New York Islanders dominated and the Edmonton Oilers were poised for greatness. With those two clubs squaring off in the Stanley Cup Final, it seemed like destiny and while the club from Long Island prevailed to make it four straight championships, the future seemed to belong to … [Read more...] about 1983-84 O-Pee-Chee Hockey: An Underrated Gem
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The past year of the sports card boom may be a somewhat similar take on the early 1990's but this is no 2.0 version. We are approaching unprecedented 10X and appreciating more as every day, week and month passes. The title of this article illustrates a rather new term being thrown around within the sports card industry, as many new words or phrases do in a boom, possibly … [Read more...] about Rookie Card vs. “Rookie Year”: Are Some Hockey Card Values Out of Whack?
Following his historic 1981-82 campaign, most of the hockey world was wild for Edmonton Oilers superstar Wayne Gretzky. While there were still some doubters following a 92-goal, 212-point effort, the 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee hockey set was happy to include him on plenty of cards. Heading into this season, American collectors were denied a Topps set and London, Ontario-based … [Read more...] about 1982-83 O-Pee-Chee: Going Gaga for Gretzky
The annual announcement of new inductees by the Hockey Hall of Fame always creates discussion among fans - especially in years where there are some controversial choices made by its Selection Committee. This year, there has been plenty of uproar over the talents that are being enshrined in November. No matter how they feel, many hobbyists are already on the hunt for rookie … [Read more...] about A Collector’s Guide to the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees
With the Montreal Canadiens fresh off a memorable Stanley Cup victory, kids north of the border were chomping at the bit in order to get the first hockey card of Conn Smythe Trophy winner Patrick Roy and that piece of cardboard hit them straight in the fact with boxes of 1986-87 O-Pee-Chee. After a era of heavy production, the London, Ontario-based company had scaled things … [Read more...] about Vintage Pack Facts: 1986-87 O-Pee-Chee Hockey