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.