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OPC Baseball Facts/Info

This area will be updated soon. There will be a breakdown with year by year info on OPC Baseball cards. Difficult cards, short prints, centering issues, factory creased cards ETC.

 1965 O-Pee-Chee

Complete set: 283 cards         image3089-92517.1454978063.350.351.jpg

1-196: Low numbers
197-283: High numbers

Key Rookie cards: #16 Joe Morgan, #236 Denny Mclain, #266 Bert Campaneris

With the exception of 1937 Batter Up, this was the first time O-Pee-Chee made Baseball cards.

The High numbered sereies (197-283) are much more difficult to obtain. There's a premium on these cards.

Card #273 is a 4th series checklist for card numbers 265-352 however, this set only has 283 cards.

1966 O-Pee-Chee

Complete set: 196 cards

O-Pee-Chee down-sized the set this year to 196 cards.       img247-87916.1455825596.350.357.jpg

Key Rookie cards: #126 Jim Palmer

This set like so many other OPC Baseball sets is known for having bad centering.

Some of the difficult star cards to find centered are...

#1 Willie Mays, #70 Carl Yastrzemski, #125 Lou Brock, #195 Joe Morgan

Card #183 is a 3rd series checklist for card numberes 177-264 however, this set only has 196 cards.

1967 O-Pee-Chee

Complete set: 196 cards img640.jpg

The 1967 OPC set is a difficult one. For whatever reason, this set does not come up
for sale very often.

While it does have Mickey Mantle #150, overall this year lacks star power and has no H.O.F.rookie cards.

One of the big issues with the 1967 set besides centering problems, is that several of the cards are known for having "factory creases". (will update with the cards that have these creases) These cards are very difficult to find without the crease.

1968 O-Pee-Chee

Complete set: 196 cards

Key Rookie cards:#177 Nolan Ryan s-l400.jpg

The 1968 OPC set is also known for having cards with "factory creases". However, this set has another issue that many people don't know about. There are around 15 cards that are called "shorties". These cards are about 1/16 inch shorter than the standard size cards. These cards always show up short.

For those that work on PSA Registry sets, this is a big problem because PSA will only grade these shorties as "Authentic". With that said, some have slipped past the PSA graders. There is a big premium on these cards with a numerical grade. 

Here is the list of known short cut cards...

#2 A.L. Batting Leaders  #9 N.L. Pitching Leaders #25 Julian Javier  #27 Gil Hodges 


#29 Joe Verbanic  #33 Pete Ward  #35 Steve Hargan #41 Julio Gotay #52 Hawk Taylor  #63 Dick Kenworthy #70 Bob Veale  #75 Don Mincher #76 Braves Rookies  #82 Sam Bowens #83 John Stephenson #86 Willie Stargell #88 Phil Regan #102 Jose Cardenal #104 Dick Dietz #109 Bert Campaneris


 Here to the right, you can see card #41 Gotay is shorter than the standard card sizing.


s-l1600.jpg1969 O-Pee-Chee

Complete set: 218 cards

O-Pee-Chee went from 196 cards the previous 3 year to 218 cards  in 1969.This set is loaded with H.O.Fers but there are no big rookie cards.

Card #214, 3rd series checklist is showing card #'s 219-327 which do not exist.

The 1969 OPC set is also known for having Factory creases. This was also an issue in 1967 and 1968. 

 Here is the 1969 Denny Mclain with the factory crease  



 1970 O-Pee-Chee

 Complete Set: 546 cards

 Key Rookie cards: #189 Thurman Munson

In 1970, OPC produced their largest set to date. These cards are very difficult to find in NM or better condition. This set also is known for having centering issues. Some of the more difficult cards when it comes to centering are the All Star cards #450-#469.


 While this set is loaded with H.O.Fers, OPC did not produce a regular Nolan Ryan card. He is only featured on card number 197 Ryan Saves the Day and number 198 Mets Celebrate.

Many price guides show card numbers 450-546 as being more difficult. This is not something we have noticed.

This set is also known for having many mini-size type cards for those who are submitting to PSA.



1971 O-Pee-Cheemunson.jpg

Complete Set: 752 cards

High Numbers 524-752 - very difficult

Key Rookie cards: #26 Bert Blyleven, #341 Steve Garvey, #709 Baker/Baylor/Paciorek

The 1971 O-Pee-Chee Baseball card set is the KING of all OPC sets. This set contains 752 cards and this was the most in a set up until 1990.

 1971 O-Pee-Chee High Number Uncut Sheet!