Thursday, August 18, 2011

1982 O-Pee-Chee #191

Card Review: 9.8  What can I say, as far as Wallach cards go, it's an iconic classic. The Canadian rookie card for the the all-time hit leader of Canada's first major league team.

I'm a huge fan of the over-sized O-Pee-Chee logo on the front of this card, and really wish OPC had used it more often.  I prefer the obvious variations from the Topps counterpart to the subtle ones.  At some point I'll get around to doing photoshop mock ups of all the Wallach OPC variants with the large logo.  In addition to liking the larger OPC logo, I feel like it gives Wallach's bat more of a 3D effect.

Fun Facts: *The fuzz on the edges of this card is not considered a flaw for grading purposes (or so I've read). The OPC presses had notoriously dull razors, which created the fuzz.  An important fact to keep in mind if your ever shelling out for a 1979-80 OPC Gretzky.

Number of this card in my collection: 11
2013 update: 12
2014 update: 18
2016 update: 21
2017 update: 22
2018 update: n/a
2019 update: 24
2020 update: n/a
2021 update: 26
2022 update: 27

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