Sunday, February 15, 2015

1978 OPC Wax Pack

Last week I had a big success opening a pack of 1979 O-Pee-Chee. This time it was a little less lucky, but no less fun.  I actually opened these quite a while ago, but I didn't have a blog then... so...

The two pocket page, by the way, is great for displaying vintage wax wrappers.

Just like the 1979 edition, 1978 O-pee-chee has 10 cards. And it also had a stick of gum.
The gum was stuck to the back of the Roy Hartsfield card, I lost a little bit of paper at the bottom of the card, but the gum came off pretty easily otherwise. Pedro Borbon was the card with wax from the wrapper, the stain was not too bad, and most of the residue came off. 
Jim Spencer has an updated front - listing him as a Yankee but using the same photo as the Topps issue. I flipped the Ellis Valentine card to show the OPC back - the color was not consistent on all the backs, but generally the cards from 1978 have a lighter tint compared to Topps. 

All the cards shown are available for trade - I didn't get any Twins, and I didn't get the Eddie Murray I was hoping to pull. I think the cards are all pretty cool. O-pee-chee had serious centering and cutting issues, you can see how a lot of these are off-center and/or have jagged edges. 

I opened the second pack of 1978 OPC and did a little better on that pack-  the Mike Schmidt I pulled is already on its way out to a Phillies fan in one of my first trades, so I can't show that scan.

Have you opened any vintage wax? Does it seem like a waste, or is it worth it to you to have the thrill?


  1. I'd love to open some vintage wax one day. I think the oldest pack I've ever opened was a pack of 1988 Topps.

    Also, if you'd like to trade, I'd be interested in having the Lemon, Blue, and Madlock OPCs. I can definitely shoot some Twins your way. Send me an email at nickpecucci AT sbcglobal DOT net if you'd like. Thanks!

    1. You've got a deal - sent you a message, thanks!

  2. I like the idea of the two pocket pages. Looks like a fun pack rip.

    1. Credit for that goes to Mark Hoyle - he suggested the idea to me, and they look great in pages and in the album.
      Now if I can just get my hands on a 1965 O-Pee-Chee Wrapper...

  3. Love the wrappers. They display well