Tuesday 24 September 2019

Getting Down with O-Pee-Chee

It has been almost 3 weeks since 19-20 O-Pee-Chee hockey dropped, and despite busting boxes the day of release, I've been slacking on showing off the cards contained within. Finally, I'll do so today.
Here's the regular base design. It is typical of the product with a perfectly acceptable, if not generic, photo. DuClair is making his Sens debut in this release, so that is a good a reason as any to lead with one of his cards.
Your backs. It looks like 20 seasons is the max they can fit on the backs of these. And that's with the micro font.
The SP portion of the set continues the subsets seen in previous years.
The silver border parallels from last year are gone, and replaced with blue borders this year. They do seem a little less common this season than in previous ones when it comes to the most common of the regular base parallels. And I do realize how little sense that sentence made.
The glossy gold parallels also make their return this year. There were also preview cards for the mid-season Platinum release, but I didn't land any of them in my boxes, so this was a shiny as these boxes got for me.
Retro parallels also return this year. If the 2010 release mated with the 1971 release, this would be the result. In retrospect, perhaps I shouldn't have opted to showcase a card with that much green on it as an example. Much like in previous years, the background colour changes throughout the set.
And your backs, just basically a flip of the front.
And the black parallels also make their return, and remain /100.
Playing cards? They're here as well. While I did land the Ace of McDavids, I'm probably going to need to come across another ace (they're SPd to about 2 per case) in a pack to decide to build the playing card set again this year.
They are not minis this season. They are caramels. Normal height. Mini width. At least they don't fall out of packs as easily as last year.
I opened 3 boxes of these to start, and landed one of the rare pulls from each of them. These wood parallels were originally unannounced, and aren't numbered, but I haven't seen a lot of them appear. So I guess they count as SSP.
Manupatches returns as well. The individual trophy winners on the whole fall at 1:937 packs, but you probably end up with 3 or 4 per case among the various subsets.
And finally, the team logo patches. These have been in the sets for the past several seasons, and they continue to update the original release. If you're building the set, this is card #329. They have to be running out of logos by now, you'd think.

And there you have it. I'll probably have my wantlist updated with the new OPC within a week or so.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty disappointed in the Caramels, I wish there were more tobacco size cards around.