Sunday, December 9, 2012
My top 25 sets # 17: 1983-84 OPC Hockey
Set: 1983-84 OPC Hockey
Number of cards in set: 396
Key RCs: Pelle Lindbergh, Scott Stevens, Steve Larmer, Bernie Nicholls, Guy Carbonneau,
Is the set built?: See below
What I like about this set: 396 cards is a great set size, especially when you're putting them in pages (exactly 44 pages needed). A lot of great rookies in this set, and at $20, the Lindbergh is a great card at a decent price. The stick blade and puck design that house the players position and team logo do not detract from the photo of the player. For the collector on a budget, this set is very affordable for a 30 year old set, and probably will remain that way for many years to come with no "huge" RCs to speak of, unlike many other 80's OPC sets.
What I don't like about this set: Being absolutely nit-picky, the green lettering on top of the green background on the back of the cards can be a little difficult to read sometimes.
This set represents one of the 2 biggest mistakes I've made when it comes to card collecting. I had this set about half complete about 12-13 years ago, and I sold off the cards. I don't even remember why. I have maybe a handful of cards, and this set will be another project to complete, especially since it is so affordable.
Thanks for reading, Robert