Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Trade Post: O-Pee-Chee and the North Star(s)

See what happens when you trade with Canadians? You get cool O-Pee-Chee cards in return!
 Chris From Diamond Cuts and Wax Stains put together a trade involving my 1965 O-Pee-Chee doubles. If you like Hockey, customs, and/or O-Pee-Chee, Chris is the blog to read!
 Oh Boy - now there's a good Hockey face!
"Gump Doesn't Wear A Mask."


 More greats from the Frozen Tundra...
These are great! Lots of fun facts on the backs, too:
 This was my favorite - I mean, Fleetwood Mac is pretty great!

 Baby Face Butch Wynegar! I think "Voltigeur" is the best translated position.
Here come the heavy hitters. The best part is the backs of the 1971 Topps.
Luis Tiant's floating head in a sunburst? Perfection!

Last but not least are these cards that traveled even farther to get to my door via Canada:
Superbia in Proelio (Pride in Battle) is their motto!
These are super cool - Topps football cards from England!

Chris, thanks so much for this awesome package!

10 comments:

  1. Those football cards are great!

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    1. Absolutely - first ones I've seen in person, so very happy to have those fall out of the package.

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  2. I love vintage hockey. The thought crossed my mind to chase more Penguins, but baseball and WVU take up too much time and money.

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    1. Yeah, I try to limit my purchases to just baseball, but it is so fun to have a little variety now and then. It's also great to see some North Stars, a team I sort of followed as a kid, but soured on Hockey as a whole when they moved to Dallas.

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  3. Love the 71-72 hockey set. First set I completed as a kid was the 71-71 Topps set. Have a handful of the o pee chee versions.

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    1. Such a good design - I think Topps was pretty smart to use it again recently as a subset (in Archives, I think?) for baseball.

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  4. Those hockey cards are just tremendous!

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    1. Yeah, it was a "simpler" time - those dudes were really tough. I laugh a little bit when I see Gump Worsley's face, then wince a little when I remember he was a goalie and did not wear a mask...

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  5. Glad they made it there! Sorry it took so long to get to the post office. There is but one in all of Canada and it's only open for 15 minutes on alternate Thursdays. It's true!




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    1. No worries, these were worth the wait!

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