Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2.15.11 - Graded Card Of The Day

1983 O-Pee-Chee Cal Ripken Jr.


i love O-Pee-Chee baseball cards. i feel no shame in that fact. the one thing that i do not like however is that they missed the boat on a LOT of rookie cards during their time in the baseball card world.

This is good and bad i suppose. bad because it's lead to them not getting anywhere near the amount of love that they deserve in this hobby of ours. good because it keeps the prices down for collecting purposes.

O-Pee-Chee Baseball was depending on whom you believe, made at about 10% the press run of its Topps equivalent. Thats QUITE a difference when you look at it.

Anywho, the list of rookie cards that they missed during the 80s is as follows:

1980 - Henderson
1982 - Ripken
1983 - Boggs
1985 - Clemens, McGwire
1987 - Bo Jackson

even with those guys missing, the O-Pee-Chee wax from those years is pretty darn near close in price to its Topps counterpart, but not nearly as easy to find.

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