Preview: 2011-12 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee Hockey

The biggest hockey set of the year is here with over 600 cards in just the regular set! This is a set collectors nightmare, or best friend. 500 regular cards, 50 rookies, and 50 legends highlight this huge regular set that makes even the most seasoned collectors shudder at the thought of a 600 card base set.

Every box contains 36 packs of cards with 6 cards per pack. Some quick internet math has that totaling 216 total cards in a box. But all of them aren’t going to be part of that base set. You will get one retro variation per pack, 4 playoff beard variations, 1 In-Action laminated card, 4 rookie updates from last season and 1 retro of that subset, and finally 9 regular set rainbow parallels. But you will still get a huge chunk of that base set done with a single box.

There will be a few case hits as well like O-Pee-Chee Souvenirs which are quad jerseys, O-Pee-Chee Signatures, Team Canada Signatures, and Rookie Update Retro parallels. And these autographs will be nothing to laugh about…they will include such names as Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Taylor Hall, Cody Hodgson, PK Subban, and more stars.

This is the perfect set for you hockey set collectors out there, or even any other set collectors as it will present a nice challenge for anyone who decides to try and finish it. Or even if you want to pick up some low end hockey with the chance to pull some decent cards, this set appeals to just about anybody out there.

This product releases October 5, 2011 and will be around $50 a box.

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3 Responses to Preview: 2011-12 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee Hockey

  1. mfw13 says:

    As someone who is a set collector, this is precisely why I do not buy wax anymore, even for products I like. You’re going to get about 160-180 base cards max per box, which means a minimum of THREE boxes just to complete the base set (i.e. 150+ dollars), and more likely a fourth given that your distribution is not going to be perfect. And that doesn’t even include the rookies and legends.

    When a “low-end” set costs $200+ to complete, it’s not really low-end anymore, is it.

    I’ve found it much easier to complete these types of sets using Ebay….usually you can buy a complete base set for less than the price of a box, and then the rookies and legends though large lots at less than $1/card.

    These sets should be 10+ cards per pack, like Topps was in the old days.

    • Thanks for that opinion. I’m not really a set collector so some of those little things don’t resonate with me immediately. I know the card companies read the blog and the comments, so hopefully they take notice. I am pretty sure you aren’t the only one who feels this way.

    • djg7786 says:

      I agree with what your saying about the huge sets (opc & score) not being low-end with that type of spending to complete them. But in a hobby like card colecting, it’s for value or fun, I’m in it for fun, by building the set myself, and trading my doubles, inserts, ect. for cards I need to complete the set, sure I’ll spend more to complete it than it’s worth, but most will never get top dollar for their set when sold anyway. Yes, 10 cards per pack sounds so good for this type of set.

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