I mentioned in my New Year's post that the 88-89 O-Pee-Chee set was one of the 3 sets that I wanted to finish in the first quarter of 2017. I even had it precisely down to picking up the one card I needed, the Brett Hull RC you see above, at the monthly card show.
I did just that on the weekend, and now you're about to see the finished product. All 264 cards from the "push pin" set, 1988-89 OPC, here for your viewing pleasure.
My favorite card? Mike Krushelnyski, page 25, dead center. The airbrush job that OPC did makes him look like he's glowing in the dark.
Worst spelling mistake? Page 26. Mario Marois, bottom center. OPC spelled his last name "Marios" on the front and back. Homage to Mr. Lemieux maybe?
I'd forgotten that:
- Charlie Simmer was a Penguin
- Mark Hunter was traded to the Blues and became a 40 goal scorer there before moving to Calgary.
- The Calgary Flames were as great a team as they were on their run to the '89 Stanley Cup. There were also Flames players that didn't even have a card in this set (Gary Roberts, Brad McCrimmon and Jiri Hrdina to mention 3)
- Darren Pang even has a card in this set!
Anyone have a spare Mike Schmidt RC floating around?
Thanks for reading, Robert