Collectors who lived in Canada or found themselves there during the spring and summer of 1970 noticed something different about the 1970 OPC Baseball set. I=
In ’69, Topps’ Canadian partner increased the number of cards in the set from 196 to 218 to acknowledge the arrival of the first Canadian big league team, the Montreal Expos and the other expansion club, the San Diego Padres. However, in ’70, it was an entirely new ballgame. The set was 2 1/2 times larger. 546 cards were produced in all, a mirror image of the first 546 in the Topps set that American kids were collecting.
Our Vintage Pack Break of the Week from Just Collect Inc., takes us back 43 years to that watershed moment in OPC history.
OPC packs are far more scarce than their Topps counterparts. Sometimes loosely sealed and noted for centering issues, the vintage OPC packs nonetheless tantalize with the possibility of star cards and commons that are far more scarce. Pull a 9 or 10 in a pack and there’s a decent chance it’s one of a scant few in existence–maybe the only one.
On with the ripping…