Sunday, November 29, 2015

Retail Review #180 (12/13 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee)

I think it's been a good long while since I've opened up a blaster of this particular year's OPC product. I don't really even remember what you can get inside it! If it's anything like what OPC usually delivers though, I can expect to find a few nice insert cards inside. Let's hope it's a fun break!

Price - 

Packs - 14
12/13 O-Pee-Chee Blaster Packs

I have sort of a love/hate relationship when it comes to OPC blasters. I love the fact that you get so many cards and that the cards have that awesome old school cardboard feel... but hate the fact that it is near impossible to pull anything of significant value in it. I think they should come out with a product that can somehow combine these two aspects - retro-ness and high-value-ness.

But since that's not the case here, I'll just have to enjoy it for what it is... a very low priced break that should yield some fun insert cards.

Let's see what comes out of this blaster:

Review -
This was a nice break overall. I really enjoyed the fact that each pack had something in it rather than just base cards. In fact, as you saw many of the packs had 2 non-base cards. I love that. It really sucks when you open up packs and all you get are base cards. We're spoiled enough now that every pack should have something in it, even if it's just a subset card or something along those lines. Having something in each pack made this break more exciting and each pack had something that I looked forward to seeing - even if it was just a retro card or something - still it was great!

I ended up with a nice little stack of rainbow foil cards, rookies, legends, stickers, and parallels. It was a sweet little haul that I think any hockey fan would enjoy.

Here were my top cards from this break:

Top 3 Cards

#3 - Logan Couture Card No. 206
With a 600 card base set, what are the chances that my PC player pops out of a blaster? I'm guessing it's pretty low. I'm always excited to get Couture in any sealed products that I buy, so that's why this card gets third in my top three list.

#2 - Mario Lemieux Card No. S-76
The sticker set in OPC is colorful and eye-catching. These are very enjoyable cards to pull out of packs. I don't think I'd ever really use them to stick anywhere, but I will gladly collect legends like Super Mario when I get them.

#1 - Chris Kreider Card No. 585
12/13 did not have a stellar crop of rookies, but of them, Chris Kreider was perhaps the top one to get. I really like this retro version of his Marquee Rookie card. It's probably not valued that much, but it's not an easy find out of a blaster.

Overall Value -
For a few bucks you get to have a lot of retro fun with OPC. Unless you're just looking for high value cards, I'd totally recommend opening up a blaster of OPC for some old school card collecting fun. OPC definitely brings it in terms of retro goodness, and it's done well. Give it a shot if you haven't gotten any OPC recently. It's sure to bring back some good memories.

Let me know what you thought of this break in the comment section below. Have you ever pulled anything good out of one of these? I'd love to hear about it.

Overall Value Score:

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1 comment:

  1. Where to purchase this blaster please I want to begin collecting